The numbers are in for Operation Impact held over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
Timmins Police took part in the national road safety campaign from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11.
For the campaign, officers focused on impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs or fatigue, aggressive driving, distracted driving and driving without a seatbelt.
A spot check on Sunday, Oct. 10 at the intersection of Wilson and Mattagami Boulevard targeted seatbelts. It saw 64 vehicles checked and all but one driver was in full compliance. An offence notice was issued, according to a Timmins Police news release.
Over 200 vehicles were stopped at another check on Monday afternoon in the same location. Two notices were issued for failing to wear a seatbelt. A provincial summons was also issued to a driver without insurance.
The full local results of the campaign are:
- 6 drivers were charged for seat belt offences
- 6 drivers were charged for speeding offences
- 2 drivers were charged for handheld communications device offences
- 1 driver was charged for having an open container of liquor
- 1 driver was charged for being a novice driver with a BAC above zero
- 1 driver was charged for being an “unaccompanied” novice driver
- 1 driver was charged for disobeying a traffic light
- 2 drivers were charged for mechanical fitness-related offences