Last week was National Road Safety Week and RCMP in the NWT saw a significant increase in charges and infractions over the holiday week and weekend.
RCMP checked over 1800 vehicles throughout the NWT. Eleven people were charged with impaired driving. This includes a charge of Impaired Driving causing the death of a woman from Behchoko on the Ingraham Trail.
There were also over 100 infractions under the Motor Vehicles Act, including lack of use of seatbelts, speeding, and distracted driving.
Over the last few years, during this Road Safety initiative there have been on average 5 people charged with Impaired Driving.