Fewer checks, more infractions during road safety week in NWT

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Four people were charged with impaired driving during Canada Road Safety Week in the territory last week.

Police and traffic services throughout the NWT took part in the annual campaign from May 11 until May 18.

Altogether, police say over 1,000 vehicles were checked and a total of 182 motor vehicle infractions were handed out. An additional 11 people had their licenses suspended.

While police checked 700 more vehicles as part of last year’s campaign, 17 more infractions were written this year.

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Four people were taken off the road for impaired driving last year as well.

“Keeping impaired drivers off of the roads will continue to be a priority for the RCMP within the Northwest Territories,” said RCMP in a statement.

“All detachments will continue to work towards the goal of eliminating impaired driving.”

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