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Over 4,000 speeders ticketed in July


Police caught more than 4,000 drivers exceeding the speed limit during July's province-wide traffic safety spotlight focusing on speeding.

In total, law enforcement issued 4,028 speeding violations during the month, including: 3,820 tickets for aggressive driving/speeding; 142 tickets for exceeding the speed limit by 35 km/h; 35 tickets for exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h; 28 tickets for exceeding 60 km/h when passing an emergency vehicle; and three tickets for driving double or more the speed limit.

Police also issued 426 seatbelt violations, 544 tickets for distracted driving (457 of those for cellphone use) and 16 tickets for impaired driving.

SGI reminds motorists that immediate roadside vehicle seizures are now in effect for some speeding offences. Slow down and obey posted speed limits at all times.



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