Friday, January 4, 2013
Over the Limit
Christmas holiday impaired numbers down say Mounties despite almost 1000 IRP's issued
Released by the Cpl. Robert McDonald, BC RCMP traffic Division
here was no shortage of RCMP-staffed roadblocks all across BC during the 2012 holiday Counterattack campaign, but police officers found fewer impaired drivers than in previous years.
According to preliminary numbers, throughout areas policed by the RCMP in BC, police laid 961 impaired related charges from December 2nd, 2012 to January 2nd, 2013 vs 1434 for last year’s campaign.
He points out that even when they were out of uniform, RCMP members were trying to keep roads safe, with a few volunteering with Operation Red Nose on New Year’s Eve, driving partiers safely home.
Police continued to enforce other problematic driving behavior during the Counterattack. More than 1,419 people got ticketed for use of an electronic device while driving, and 213 drivers were caught excessive speeding (doing 40 km/hour or more over the posted limit.)
Check www.bcaaroadsafety.com for more info.
The following are preliminary numbers for the 2012 Campaign:
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