The Kamloops RCMP is encouraged by the traffic statistics for New Year’s Eve.
“The New Year’s Eve traffic volume was quite low (with a) high number of designated drivers through three locations of road checks,” said Cpl. Bernie Ward.
The figures for Dec. 31 alone were not available, but the entire month’s numbers showed a positive trend, said Ward.
Police issued 42 violation tickets throughout the month.
The highest number of fines went to defective vehicles at 30. A dozen drug seizures were recorded throughout the month.
Three 24-hour suspensions were issued for impaired driving and two for open liquor in the vehicle. Seven prohibited drivers were nabbed while three fines were handed out for driving without a license.
And one 90-day driving prohibition was issued during the month of December.
“It is a good report,” said Ward. “We are going in the right direction.”
The total number of calls to Operation Red Nose, the volunteer service offered to holiday revellers wishing to get their vehicles home safely, was not available Wednesday.