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Friday , 24 September 2021
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Bonnyville RCMP set up speed trap to ticket violating motorists

The Bonnyville RCMP are committed to enforcing traffic laws in the Lakeland Region.

On Aug 10, the RCMP set up a speed trap on 50th Ave. in Bonnyville to capture violating motorists.

Sgt. Sarah Parke is the Detachment Commander for the Bonnyville Detachment RCMP.

“During that check stop there were three violation tickets issued for various offences including distracted driving and tinted windows, five warnings and two defect notices issued,” Sgt. Parke told Lakeland Connect.

Traffic safety has always been a priority for the Bonnyville Detachment Sgt. Parke says.

“Alberta Transportation sends out a calendar at the beginning of each year whereby each month has a different designated offence that police agencies focus on,” Sgt. Parke told Lakeland Connect. “During any given month you will see members of the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment, often assisted by our Town CPO, the MD CPOs and K Division Traffic Services, out on the streets conducting check stops focusing on various offences such as distracted driving, seatbelts, tinted windows, intersection safety, speeding and impaired driving just to name a few.”

Sgt. Parke says while these initiatives can sometimes be seen as punishment to motorists the main goal is to curb the behaviour and make our roads a safer place for all motorists and pedestrians.

Traffic laws are important to obey because they protect the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Traffic laws, no matter how trivial they may seem, are proven methods that help increase the safety of people traveling on or near roads in the Lakeland Region.

Arrive alive obey the law and don’t drink and drive.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!