LETHBRIDGE, AB – A few months ago Lethbridge Police stepped up enforcement after several public complaints about vehicles speeding, racing, stunting, and excessive noise.
Officers put a major focus on some hot spot areas around the city, including Mayor Magrath Drive, the West Crossings area, and the north side industrial park and now say it appears we’re are seeing some good results.
Last week, LPS gave out 75 tickets under the Traffic Safety Act over two nights and also towed away 8 vehicles for various violations.
Acting LPS Traffic Sergeant, Brent Paxman says there are still a lot of vehicles out and about, however they’ve noticed less offenders since enforcement was stepped up.
The bulk of the tickets issued on the two evenings were for equipment violations, including loud mufflers, something Paxman says impacts people’s quality of life. “They purchase a house, maybe it’s their dream house, and they can’t sleep at night because people are driving, fast, obnoxious and loud. We’re trying to stop that,” he said.
Paxman also notes that since enforcement was beefed up, public complaints have dropped off, which is good news.