While local law enforcement continues to patrol the streets and highways, it seems that drivers continue to ignore some basic traffic offences.

"Overall, speeding is still continuing to remain the same. People aren't being deterred by the current fines," related Estevan RCMP Constable Blair Regan.

"Obviously, we've noticed a continuation of open alcohol in vehicles. The long weekend has since passed, but there have been a few issues since."

"Ensure that, if you are planning to have any alcohol, do it once you've arrived at your destination, not prior to or during your travels," she added.

Members of the Combined Traffic Services Unit have been busy in other incidents as well.

"On August 23rd, members stopped a vehicle on Highway 18 near Frobisher. It was originally stopped for speeding, but it further led to the arrest of a 21-year-old male from Carnduff. He was in possesion of marijuana as well as cannibis marijuana edibles, including in the form of chocolate bars. A total of 26 grams was seized that time," Regan shared.

Six days later, another vehicle was stopped for a traffic infraction, and it also led to an arrest. The motorist had been criminal code disqualified from driving, and was arrested and released for court.

The first appears in court on October 16th, and the latter on September 11th, 1017.

From August 13th, 2017 to August 26th, 2017 members of the RCMP and Estevan Police - Combined Traffic Services Unit issued 82 tickets and 102 warnings.  Below are the findings:

  • Have, give, keep or consume beverage alcohol in a vehicle - 1
  • Operator of an ATV fails to wear an approved helmet or eye protection - 1
  • Exceed lawful posted speed limit - 54
  • Exceed lawful posted speed limit of 80km/hr - 2
  • Operate a vehicle at a speed greater than 35km over the applicable speed limit -2
  • Exceed the speed limit in a speed zone marked by signs - 3
  • Exceed 60 km/hr passing a stopped emergency vehicle with lights activated - 2
  • Exceed 60km/hr passing highway equipment with warning lights in operation -1
  • Disobey stop sign - 8
  • Driver fail to wear seat belt assembly and/or fail to wear a seat belt assembly properly - 1
  • Passenger fail to wear seat belt assembly properly - 2
  • Drive a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license -1
  • No driver shall hold, view, use or manipulate electronic communications equipment while driving a motor vehicle on a highway -1
  • Excessive damage to windshield - 1
  • Unlawful sunscreen or reflective material on front side windows - 2

 

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