-- Police operations in the Outaouais: 970 reckless driving citations issued
Between April 9 and 15, Outaouais’ different police forces conducted an inaugural concerted provincial operation (ONC) focused on countering reckless driving. According to a press release issued by Gatineau Police (SPVG) on April 22, the initiative saw participating officers issue 970 statements of offence to unlawful drivers.
With around 11,000 similar operations conducted across the province during the same period, officers issued more than 25,000 tickets for reckless driving. The operation mainly targeted five types of reckless behaviour, including mandatory stops, vehicle’s compliance and securement, respecting pedestrian crossings, respecting red lights and lights for school buses. It stated that police also focused on other types of reckless behaviour that doesn’t respect the Highway safety code, such as speeding.
Along with the SPVG, participating police forces in the operation were the Contrôle routier Québec, the Sécurité publique de la MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais, and la Sûreté du Québec (SQ). The ONC is the product of a partnership between the Association des directeurs de police du Québec, Montreal Police, the Société assurance automobile du Québec, Contrôle routier Québec, and the SQ.