Dozens of violations were recorded during a traffic safety initiative on rural highways.

Throughout the day last Thursday (Aug. 18), officers from the Redwater RCMP detachment, Redwater RCMP Provincial Traffic Unit, Sturgeon County Peace Officers, and Thorhild County Peace Officers teamed up on a traffic safety initiative focused on Highway 63 and Highway 28.

From 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., police issued 75 violations, including 42 speeding tickets – with the highest speed clocked at 143 km/ hr.

“As we strive to increase safety on our area Highways, Redwater RCMP is committed to continuing joint initiatives such as these,” stated Sergeant Jeff Sehn.

Additionally, two distracted driving tickets were issued, and 16 mandatory alcohol screening tests were performed.