RCMP have released the results of their latest crackdown on traffic offences in Manitoba, showing offence numbers are down from last year.
Officers launched Operation Impact over the Thanksgiving weekend, cracking down on “high-risk driving behaviours” during the busy driving weekend.
This year, officers laid 20 impaired driving charges, compared with 36 last year. Seatbelt charges were also down this year, with 34 tickets issued compared to 49 last year.
Distracted driving tickets were also down to five this year from nine the same weekend last year.
All other traffic-related charges amounted to 467 tickets, down from 490 last Thanksgiving weekend.
There was one vehicle-related fatality last weekend though, after an off-road vehicle crash in the RM of St. Anne.
Last year, there were no fatalities.
RCMP reminded the public to wear their seatbelts and stay focused on the road when driving.