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Police targetting speeders

Increased police presence on local roadways, being credited with a decline in speeding violations.

Wood Buffalo RCMP are conducting a month-long traffic blitz, working in partnership with Bylaw officers to increase enforcement along local roadways.

Peace Officer, Peter Daley says speed light cameras indicate a drop in speeding.

"September 2011, that's when the enforcement phase began, during that month alone there was 11,284 violation tickets for speed alone, so that's not even counting the red light violations that were occurring, that's only speed, In looking at the stats from December of last year they took a dramatic decrease, so I think a lot of that was the education that was done, In December that went down to 1,654," said Daley.

Police say driving even a few kilometres over the speed limit reduces your ability to navigate safely around corners and road hazards, and increases the probability of death or injury from a collision.
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