Super Bowl Sunday wasn't so super for dozens of drivers issued tickets for seatbelt and cellphone violations, Kamloops RCMP reported Tuesday.
A "superbelt" blitz by police at Summit Drive and Columbia Street West resulted in 69 tickets handed out for not using seatbelts.
• 24 tickets for using an electronic device
• eight tickets for other violations
• one prohibition notice
• four tickets for intersection offences
• one person arrested for obstruction
• a woman arrested under the Immigration Act
• two impaired drivers taken off the road
"Today's enforcement involved the use of a plain clothes police officer standing at the intersection. As violating motorists drove past the officer the offences were called out to an awaiting police officer nearby to write a ticket," Const. Kathy Prentice said in a press release.
"Many people put the cellphone down or buckle up when they see a police car in the distance — this strategy did not work today."
One impaired driver was caught at 10:15 a.m. — "showing us once again that impaired drivers are on the road at any hour of any day."