More than 1,200 traffic violations issued during “Operation 24 Hours”

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City police officers and the City of Edmonton automated enforcement issued a total of 1,259 traffic violations during the most recent Operation 24 Hours, held on May 16.

Of the total, 1,013 tickets were directly related to speed. There were 246 other violations, which included 65 red-light violations and 78 non-hazardous, TSA infractions related to equipment or driving documents, police said in a release.

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There were 97 hazardous infractions (moving violations) and six distracted-driving violations.

Officers from the EPS major collision investigations section conducted laser speed enforcement in the area of Whitemud Drive and 34 Street and observed a silver 2023 Genesis G70 travelling 159 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

Police proceeded to stop the 25-year-old man driving that vehicle and issued a mandatory court summons.

EPS and the City of Edmonton co-ordinate regular enforcement campaigns similar to “Operation 24 Hours” throughout the year to try and improve traffic safety on Edmonton roadways.

Meanwhile, as part of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, Mounties across the province conducted traffic enforcement targeting impaired drivers over the Victoria Day long weekend and removed 173 impaired drivers from Alberta roads across 36 organized check stops, police said in a release.

“While we promote safe driving behaviours all year round, we want to enhance this messaging and our enforcement efforts during holidays or long weekends when more people are out on our roadways,” said Sgt. Vinnie Hetu, Alberta RCMP Traffic in a release.

“Impaired driving is a danger to yourself and others. Always plan a safe, sober ride accordingly.”

The consequences for impaired driving include a 90-day suspension, one year of mandatory ignition interlock, a 30-day vehicle seizure, a $1,000 fine, and a criminal record.

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