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August 2023 Traffic Roundup for the Maritimes

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Moncton Region Traffic Reports

Moncton Traffic Incident Statistics

Stats for June 2023 via https://crpa-aprc.ca/police-activity-snapshot/

  • 322 Tickets Issued
  • 43 Alcohol-Related Incidents
  • 123 Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • 29 Injury Crashes
  • 0 People Killed in Crashes

RCMP Issue 121 Tickets During Traffic Enforcement Operation

A recent RCMP traffic enforcement operation in the Greater Moncton area has resulted in nine vehicles being towed and 121 traffic violations being issued.

On August 25, 2023, members of the New Brunswick RCMP’s Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit (TTEU) and the Highway Safety Enforcement Branch of the Department of Justice and Public Safety, worked together to conduct multiple traffic enforcement operations in both urban and rural areas in Greater Moncton.

rcmp issue 121 tickets during traffic enforcement operation greater moncton area n.b. 121 tickets were issued under the New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Act, including 33 tickets for using a hand-held electronic device while driving, and 21 tickets for not wearing a seatbelt. In total, nine vehicles were towed, several of which had fictitious inspection stickers on their windshield.

“Fictitious motor vehicle inspection stickers are a widespread issue in New Brunswick,” says Sgt. Ghislain David of the Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit. “The cost of a two-year motor vehicle inspection is $45; however, people are paying over $100 for a fictitious sticker, and are then fined $292.50 and have to pay a towing fee when they are caught.”

The New Brunswick RCMP’s TTEU conducts regular, targeted traffic enforcement on roadways throughout the province with the goals of improving road safety, educating motorists about traffic laws, and to reduce serious injury and fatal collisions.

Source: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/rcmp-issue-121-tickets-traffic-enforcement-operation

187 tickets issued during August 4 traffic enforcement operation

The New Brunswick RCMP, in collaboration with the New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety Highway Safety Enforcement officers, conducted recent traffic enforcement operation in the Greater Moncton area, that resulted in 13 unsafe vehicles being towed and 187 traffic violations being issued.

The operation was conducted on August 4, 2023, by members of the RCMP’s Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit (TTEU), the Codiac RCMP, and peace officers from the Department of Justice and Public Safety. The operation focused on unsafe vehicles as well as distracted driving and proper use of seatbelts.

187 tickets issued during august 4 traffic enforcement operation dieppe moncton riverview nIn total, 13 vehicles were towed and 187 charges were issued under the New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Act. These included 44 tickets for not wearing a seatbelt, 26 tickets for speeding and 45 tickets for using a hand-operated electronic device while driving.

Furthermore, 72 tickets for various infractions were issued, including 26 vehicles with no current inspection certificate. Police also issued a roadside suspension and charged seven people for driving without a valid driver’s license. A number of warnings were also issued.

“We want to help keep New Brunswickers safe behind the wheel by focusing our efforts on proper use of seatbelts, speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving. These are the major factors that contribute to serious and fatal collisions” said Sgt. Ghislain David with the TTEU. “We cannot stress it enough: Buckle up, drive sober, follow the speed limit, and put down your phone.”

The RCMP’s TTEU conducts regular, targeted traffic enforcement on roadways throughout the province with the goals of improving road safety, educating motorists about traffic laws, and to reduce serious injury and fatal collisions.

Source: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/187-tickets-issued-august-4-traffic-enforcement-operation

Moncton Area Traffic Conditions

Saint John Area Traffic Reports

SJPD Conduct Aggressive Driving Campaign – August 21-25, 2023

Poster for the Saint John Police Aggressive Driving Campaign.

The Saint John Police conducted an Aggressive Driving Campaign between August 21-25, 2023. Through education and enforcement, Traffic Management Officers targeted moving offences that endanger other persons or property including, but not limited to speeding, tailgating, unsafe lane changes, disobeying traffic control devices, and driving without due care and attention.

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From Social Media in Saint John

Saint John Area Traffic Conditions

Fredericton Traffic Reports

Traffic Enforcement Initiative – August 12, 2023

On Saturday, August 12, members of the Fredericton Police Force conducted a traffic initiative at various locations in the city.

As a result, 43 tickets and written warnings were issued for various traffic violations. Two vehicles were towed, and one vehicle was impounded for seven (7) days under the new dangerous driving laws which came into effect in June 2023. The individual was caught driving 50km/hr over the posted speed limit and was issued a $604.50 fine as well as having their license suspended for 24 hours.

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Quick News Links

3 killed in Trans-Canada Highway crash near Jemseg

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/three-dead-after-jemseg-crash-1.6918088

N.B. man, 36, dead after off-road vehicle crash in Drummond

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/n-b-man-36-dead-after-off-road-vehicle-crash-in-drummond-1.6509612

From Social Media in Fredericton

Fredericton Area Traffic Conditions

RCMP Traffic Reports From Around New Brunswick

89-year old dies: 18-year-old man arrested after leaving the scene of a fatal collision | Baie de Bouctouche, New Brunswick

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/89-year-old-dies-18-year-old-man-arrested-leaving-the-scene-a-fatal-collision

24-year-old man dies following single-vehicle collision with pedestrian | Moncton, New Brunswick

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/24-year-old-man-dies-single-vehicle-collision-pedestrian

36-year-old man dies following single-vehicle crash | LSD of Drummond, New Brunswick

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/36-year-old-man-dies-single-vehicle-crash

RCMP seeking public’s help following hit and run | Madawaska Maliseet First Nation, New Brunswick

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/rcmp-seeking-publics-help-hit-and-run

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70-year-old man dies following single-vehicle crash | Boundary Creek, New Brunswick 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/70-year-old-man-dies-single-vehicle-crash

57-year-old man dies following two-vehicle collision | Second North River, New Brunswick 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/57-year-old-man-dies-two-vehicle-collision

NB RCMP Social Media

Halifax Region Traffic Reports

Halifax Traffic Incident Statistics

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Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for July

Halifax Regional Police charged 38 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of July. Of the 38 drivers, 24 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, five were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by a drug and nine drivers were issued a driving suspension for operating a conveyance while having consumed alcohol. Of the drivers who provided breath samples, officers were able to detect a wide range of blood alcohol concentrations (80 to 250 mg %) with 14 drivers being at least twice the legal limit. Five of the drivers refused to provide a breath sample and were charged with the offense of refusal.

Of the 38 drivers, 13 calls were received from people who suspected impaired driving. We thank the public for reporting suspected impaired drivers and encourage anyone to call 911 immediately if they suspect someone is driving impaired.

Here are some signs of an impaired driver:

• Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
• Drifting in and out of lanes
• Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
• Making exceptionally wide turns
• Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
• Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
• Disregarding signals and lights
• Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
• Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
• Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather

If you see a potential impaired driver, call 911 immediately and give the call taker your location along with a description of the vehicle, including the licence plate number, colour, make and model, the direction of travel for the vehicle and a description of the driver.

Quick News Links

Police charge man for stunting

https://www.halifax.ca/home/news/police-charge-man-stunting-71

Police charge two people for impaired driving

https://www.halifax.ca/home/news/police-charge-two-people-impaired-driving

Police charge driver with Flight from Peace Officer

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/police-charge-driver-flight-peace-officer

Man fled from police in Bedford, crashed stolen truck in Stewiacke: N.S. RCMP

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/man-fled-from-police-in-bedford-crashed-stolen-truck-in-stewiacke-n-s-rcmp-1.6505750

Police charge four drivers in two hours for impaired driving

https://www.halifax.ca/home/news/police-charge-four-drivers-two-hours-impaired-driving

‘Why was the road open?’: Family of N.S. flood victim demands answers, questions alert readiness

Motorcycle driver suffers life-threatening injuries after a Thursday crash: Halifax police

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/motorcycle-driver-suffers-life-threatening-injuries-after-a-thursday-crash-halifax-police-1.6513746

Man, 76, dies after truck leaves road in Grand Desert, N.S.

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/man-76-dies-after-truck-leaves-road-in-grand-desert-n-s-1.6523086

Police charge man for stunting

https://www.halifax.ca/home/news/police-charge-man-stunting-72

Police investigate hit and run

https://www.halifax.ca/home/news/police-investigate-hit-run-2

Flash Flooding in the Halifax Regional Municipality

Please be advised that areas within the Halifax region experienced localized flooding due to heavy rain throughout the day on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

While the municipality has not received any reports of significant damage due to the rain, residents are reminded to contact 311 if they see any damaged municipal infrastructure.

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Social Media from Halifax

Halifax Region Traffic Conditions

Truro Area Traffic Reports

None during this period.

Truro Area Traffic Conditions

RCMP Traffic Reports From Around Nova Scotia

Police charge driver with Flight from Peace Officer | Bedford, Nova Scotia 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/police-charge-driver-flight-peace-officer

Lunenburg District RCMP investigates a vehicle-pedestrian collision | Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/lunenburg-district-rcmp-investigates-a-vehicle-pedestrian-collision

Cumberland County District RCMP investigate fatal crash | Springhill Junction, Nova Scotia

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/cumberland-county-district-rcmp-investigate-fatal-crash

Lunenburg District RCMP investigates serious collision | Blockhouse, Nova Scotia 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/lunenburg-district-rcmp-investigates-serious-collision

Pictou County District RCMP investigating serious crash | Union Centre, Nova Scotia 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/pictou-county-district-rcmp-investigating-serious-crash

Yarmouth Rural RCMP investigates fatal ATV crash | Gavelton, Nova Scotia 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/yarmouth-rural-rcmp-investigates-fatal-atv-crash

Inverness County District RCMP investigating fatal crash | Glenora, Nova Scotia 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/inverness-county-district-rcmp-investigating-fatal-crash

Lunenburg District RCMP investigating serious collision | Lake Centre, Nova Scotia 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/lunenburg-district-rcmp-investigating-serious-collision

Lunenburg District RCMP investigating fatal collision | New Ross, Nova Scotia 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/lunenburg-district-rcmp-investigating-fatal-collision

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Prince Edward Island Traffic Reports

Multiple vehicle collisions on Hillsborough Bridge prompt PEI RCMP to remind motorists to use extra caution

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 

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Over the past four days there have been two separate collisions, each involving four cars, on the Hillsborough Bridge. PEI RCMP say these collisions appear to have common factors including speed, lack of attention, and cars travelling too close together.

“Summer always means more cars on Island roads and Hillsborough Bridge is one of our busiest routes. Traffic often comes to a crawl during commutes across the bridge and drivers really need to pay attention, especially to how close they are to other cars in front of them. Thankfully neither of these recent collisions resulted in any injuries, but the inconvenience to those involved in the collision, and the other motorists trying to cross the bridge, can be significant.”

Constable Gavin Moore, PEI RCMP Media Relations Officer

On Friday, August 4 and again on Tuesday, August 8, Hillsborough Bridge traffic was very high, especially during the morning and evening commute times. Once across the bridge, there are multiple lanes that can require extra attention from motorists. With more population living in the area, combined with increased traffic during the summer months, this bridge becomes a major thoroughfare.

PEI RCMP remind all drivers:

  • Always pay attention, distracted driving is a leading cause of collisions in Canada;
  • Be aware of what is in front, around and behind you while driving;
  • Keep a safe distance from the car in front of you, and leave room if you have to drive around them;
  • Modern cars may have advanced safety features but you, as a driver, are ultimately still in control and responsible;
  • If you are in a minor collision, move your vehicle to a safe place out of the flow of traffic and exchange information with other drivers there;
  • Plan ahead and be patient – summer is a busy time, travel at times when traffic will be lighter and give yourself lots of time.

Quick News Links

Impaired Driver – Charge Laid

https://charlottetownpolice.com/police-reports/2023/08/30/impaired-driver-charge-laid/

Motor Vehicle Collision – Seeking Video Footage

https://charlottetownpolice.com/police-reports/2023/08/14/motor-vehicle-collision-seeking-video-footage/

P.E.I. man gets jail for drunk driving car crash

https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/pei-man-gets-jail-for-drunk-driving-car-crash-100881458/

Drivers urged to be extra cautious on Hillsborough Bridge after 2nd accident in less than a week

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-hillsborough-bridge-1.6932772

Weekend highway accident north of Charlottetown sends 4 to hospital

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-milton-station-accident-1.6935720

UPDATED: Route 2 reopens in Charlottetown after multi-vehicle crash closed westbound lane

https://www.saltwire.com/prince-edward-island/news/local/updated-route-2-reopens-in-charlottetown-after-multi-vehicle-crash-closed-westbound-lane-100882261/

One person injured in rollover crash on St. Peters Road in Charlottetown

https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/one-person-injured-in-rollover-crash-on-st-peters-road-in-charlottetown-100883021/

Woman, 27, dead after off-road vehicle crash near Tignish, P.E.I.

https://www.saltwire.com/prince-edward-island/news/local/woman-27-dead-after-off-road-vehicle-crash-near-tignish-pei-100880184/

Charlottetown police cracking down on helmetless bike riders, fines can be waived with information session

https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/charlottetown-police-cracking-down-on-helmetless-bike-riders-fines-can-be-waived-with-information-session-100881493/

Seven Hurt in Three Vehicle Antigonish County Crash

https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/seven-hurt-in-three-vehicle-antigonish-county-crash-100880767/

Woman dead, another injured after off-road crash in western P.E.I.

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/woman-dead-another-injured-after-off-road-crash-in-western-p-e-i-1.6506877

Man fled from police in Bedford, crashed stolen truck in Stewiacke: N.S. RCMP

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/man-fled-from-police-in-bedford-crashed-stolen-truck-in-stewiacke-n-s-rcmp-1.6505750

Social Media from PEI

Prince Edward Island Traffic Conditions

RCMP Traffic Reports From Around Prince Edward Island

West Prince RCMP investigating fatal single vehicle collision | Rosebank, Prince Edward Island 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/west-prince-rcmp-investigating-fatal-single-vehicle-collision

Cyclist seriously injured in collision with a pick up truck | Warren Grove , Prince Edward Island

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/cyclist-seriously-injured-collision-a-pick-truck

Montague RCMP Detachment intentionally rammed | Montague PEI , Prince Edward Island 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/montague-rcmp-detachment-intentionally-rammed

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Police seeking witnesses to 2 vehicle collision in Milton Station | Milton Station, Prince Edward Island 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/police-seeking-witnesses-2-vehicle-collision-milton-station

ATV operator arrested for impaired driving in Conway | Conway , Prince Edward Island 

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/atv-operator-arrested-impaired-driving-conway

Police looking for information on stolen vehicle crash | Cumberland , Prince Edward Island

https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/police-looking-information-stolen-vehicle-crash

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