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Over 2,700 traffic violations issued during fall “Big Ticket Event”

Operation 24 Hours: October 2017 results

For Immediate Release:11-Oct-2017 @ 12:26 PM
MRU #:TR17R037

Edmonton Police Service officers and City of Edmonton automated enforcement handed out a total of 2723 traffic violations last week during Operation 24 Hours.

The 24-hour enforcement period took place from Thursday, Oct. 5 to Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. 2265 of the 2723 violations were solely related to speed. There were also 426 violations for seatbelt infractions, distracted driving, red light violations and other Traffic Safety Act Violations.

 

“Speed continues to be a significant concern on our roadways,” says Sergeant Kerry Bates with the EPS Traffic Section. “As temperatures drop, motorists are encouraged to slow down and adjust to the road conditions.”

 

The Edmonton Police Service and the City of Edmonton coordinate regular enforcement campaigns throughout the year (such as Operation 24 Hours) to improve traffic safety on Edmonton’s roadways.

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Please contact Cheryl Sheppard at (780) 421-2671 for more information.

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