Over 3,300 traffic violations issued during “Big Ticket Event”; Operation 24 Hours: September 2018 results

Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton Police Service officers and City of Edmonton automated enforcement handed out a total of 3,331 traffic violations last week during Operation 24 Hours.

The 24-hour enforcement period took place on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Of the total 3,331 traffic violations, 2,507 were solely related to speed. There were also 824 violations for seatbelt infractions, distracted driving and other Traffic Safety Act violations. Much of the enforcement was conducted in playground zones around schools.

“Now that students are back in school we will focus some of our enforcement to designated school zones,” says acting Staff Sergeant Kerry Bates with the EPS Traffic Section. “As always, we encourage motorists to drive with care, slow down and be mindful of your surroundings.”

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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