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Police issue 199 tickets during Street Machine Weekend — total up from 74 issued in 2014


By Lethbridge Herald on July 13, 2015.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD
Police were busy during the three days of Street Machine Weekend.
Members of the Lethbridge Regional Police Traffic Response Unit, along with Alberta Sheriffs and RCMP, issued a total of 199 tickets during the Street Machine Weekend.
Comparatively, in 2014 there were a total of 74 Traffic Safety Act and nine Gaming and Liquor Act tickets issued.
This year, however, there were 86 tickets issued for speeding, which alone topped last year’s ticket total. Gaming and Liquor Act infractions accounted for another 25 tickets, while 18 tickets were handed out for stunting.
Police also issued four tickets for careless driving and one ticket each for a suspended driver and for littering.
Another 64 tickets were handed out for “Other Traffic Safety Act” violations.
Despite the jump in ticket numbers, police said most participants, including local residents and visitors to the city, acted responsibility and obeyed the rules of the road but as evidenced above, there were some who did not.
Police also thanked the Street Wheelers for the co-operation and efforts to help make the event safe and enjoyable for all.

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