Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton Police Service (EPS) officers and City of Edmonton automated enforcement handed out a total of 1,630 traffic violations last week during Operation 24 Hours.
The 24-hour enforcement period took place on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Of the total 1,630 traffic violations, 1445 were solely related to speed. There were also 184 other Traffic Safety Act violations, which included seven distracted driving violations and 67 red light violations. One Criminal Code offence also resulted from a traffic stop.
During this Operation 24 Hours, there were several notable speeders, including three loaded tractor trailers that were observed speeding by officers during enforcement on Yellowhead Trail and Anthony Henday Drive and a motorcyclist who was observed travelling 113 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone in the area of 184 Street and 125 Avenue. All the drivers were issued speeding violations. The EPS also issued a 24-hour license suspension to a driver who was reportedly impaired by lack of rest.
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.
Edmonton Police Service
MRU #: TR21R019
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