Tickets were for speeding, stunt driving, distracted driving (cellphones use), unsafe passing and careless driving incidents in winter storm and road conditions.
During the month of January, officers concentrated their efforts on winter/aggressive driving behaviours.
Officers conducted directed enforcement activities on roadways throughout the City of Greater Sudbury.
Police will now focus their attention on snowmobiles and suspended drivers for the month of February.
Officers will be attending trails, trail crossings and roadways throughout the city conducting enforcement of snowmobile safety and suspended drivers.
Research indicates that snowmobile collisions that occur during the sled season each year normally result in injuries to the operator and or passenger and excessive speed is a contributing if not the primary cause in these events, said police.
Police remind the public that alcohol and sledding do not mix and that they can expect to see spot checks on the trails throughout the remainder of the sled season.
Current data received from the Ministry of Transportation indicates that within the City of Greater Sudbury, about 8,900 Highway Traffic Act suspensions are in force to members of the community. This is a staggering number of licence suspensions, said police.
People who are caught driving while suspended can expect their vehicles to be towed and held for seven days and to be charged accordingly.
The fines applicable for a conviction of driving while under suspension pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act are significant and also include potential jail time.