Hundreds of people got a ticket with their turkey over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
RCMP released numbers Wednesday from Operation Impact, a safety blitz involving every police service in Saskatchewan between Oct. 3 and Oct. 8.
Every police service and RCMP detachment in the province participated. However, RCMP data released Oct. 10 only covered the activities of the province’s Combined Traffic Services Section (CTSS), an SGI-funded initiative that sees RCMP work along with police in Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Weyburn and Estevan.
Those units handed out a total of 546 speeding tickets over the course of the operation.
Police also laid five impaired driving charges related to alcohol and one related to pharmaceutical drugs.
Along with those charges, RCMP also reported:
- 2 roadside suspensions
- 143 Other Moving and Other Non-Moving tickets (ie: follow too close, cross solid line, drive unregistered vehicle, etc.)
- 9 cellphone tickets
- 19 seatbelt tickets
All told, Operation Impact resulted in 723 charges either under the Criminal Code or the Traffic Safety Act.
Officers also issued 456 written warnings and 56 inspection notices.