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Impaired Drivers, Seatbelt Use and Speeding are Still Problems on Manitoba Highways.

 

  Manitoba RCMP wrapped up their Holiday Checkstop Program on Monday.  During the program that ran through December and January 1st 8,333 vehicles were checked during 176 checkstops. Among other offences 117 people were charged with a criminal code impaired driving offence and 2153 traffic related charges were laid with the majority for speeding and seatbelt offences.

             

Last year 11,781 vehicles were checked during 250 checkstops with 122 people charged with a criminal code impaired driving offence and 2633 traffic related charges were laid with the majority for speeding and seatbelt offences.  This year there was one traffic related fatality during the holiday season down from six last year.

 

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