The Thompson Local News

Traffic violations a concern for RCMP during Canada Day long weekend

While it was a steady Canada Day long weekend for Thompson RCMP, traffic violations continue to be a concern.


Police responded to between 250 and 280 calls, and several tickets were issued for traffic violations, particularly at the construction zone on Highway 6.


One of the tickets issued at the construction zone resulted in a $670 fine, with another amounting to nearly $1,000.


Constable Sandy Deibert say the traffic fines double when violations occur at a construction zone.


She explains why it’s important for motorists to follow the law when it comes to construction zones.


"Even though workers might not be present at the time, the reduced speed limit is still in effect. While it protects the safety of the workers when they are working, it also makes traveling safer for motorists while road conditions are not at their optimal levels."


Deibert goes on to say that RCMP is asking motorists to drive with caution, and while it may add ten minutes to your drive, it could save a life if your vehicle loses control.


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