Lethbridge Police issued 50 tickets for various infractions during the opening weekend of an ongoing traffic enforcement initiative.
The goal of the enforcement plan is to provide safer roads for all users, allow residents more peace and quiet, and alleviate demands on Patrol members. Public complaints about speeding, racing, stunting and loud vehicles have increased of late, and the Traffic Response Unit (TRU) hopes to reduce such behaviours through a highly visible police presence.
With the assistance of Alberta Sheriffs, members of TRU issued 50 tickets for various traffic violations including racing, speeding and excessive noise from muffler, along with one Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) Fail for drinking and driving, and one IRS Caution. There were also three vehicles towed and one arrest made for outstanding warrants.
The traffic enforcement initiative will continue on random weekends through the next few months.
If residents have concerns about traffic issues in specific areas of the city, they are asked to report them at 403-328-4444.