Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton Police Service officers and City of Edmonton automated enforcement handed out 2,442 traffic violations this week during Operation 24 Hours.
During the 24-hour enforcement period from Wednesday, Feb. 15, to Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, there were 1,886 speeding tickets issued. There were also 546 violations for seatbelt infractions, distracted driving, red light violations, and other Traffic Safety Act violations. There were 10 Criminal Code offences.
Excessive speeding is targeted during Operation 24 Hours. Police found two vehicles that appeared to be racing near the James MacDonald Bridge. The vehicles were travelling 146 km/h and 130 km/h in a 60km/h zone.
Police issued 91 distracted driving violations. One incident involved a driver who was issued a ticket for having a live ferret around their neck while driving along Whyte Avenue.
STAT members conducted a vehicle stop and arrested a female who had 30 outstanding warrants. While conducting another vehicle stop, officers found that the vehicle and licence plate were both reported stolen. The drivers in both incidents were arrested.
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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