Excessive Speeders and Impaired Drivers Keep North District Traffic Services Members Busy
Prince George B.C. – It was a busy Thanksgiving weekend for the RCMP’s North District Traffic Services. While there is good news in that there were no fatalities on any of the provincial highways covered by North District Traffic, there are still some who insist on driving too fast, or while impaired.Over the weekend, Traffic Services members wrote over 300 violation tickets, ranging from speeding to Undue Care and Attention.
A total of 11 excessive speed tickets were issued, which included a seven day impoundment of these vehicles.
One of the drivers stopped for excessive speeding was behind the wheel of a commercial tractor trailer unit carrying about 5,000 litres of fuel . The tractor trailer unit was impounded.
A total of 9 impaired drivers had also been taken off the road, which included six 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRP’s), 1 Criminal Code Impaired and two 3 day IRP’s.
North District Traffic Services is calling on the public to obey the posted speed limits which are set for optimum conditions, and with winter conditions being anything but optimum, drivers are asked to slow down to ensure they get home safely.