More than 450 tickets were issued by Sûreté du Québec officers during a recent winter driving safety enforcement campaign in the western district, which includes the Laurentides, Outaouais, Lanaudière, and Mauricie regions.

Half of the tickets are related to the main causes of fatal collisions, which are speeding, cell phone use while driving, and not wearing a seat belt. Approximately sixty of the tickets related to winter driving and the main causes of collisions in the winter.  Police paid particular attention to the following offenses under the Highway Safety Code:

Safe distance between vehicles

Maintaining a safety corridor for emergency vehicles or tow trucks

Non-compliant tires

Winter tires

Speed not adapted to road and weather conditions

Obscured headlights and other vehicle lights

Windows obscured while driving

Insufficient snow removal from a vehicle, also known as driving an “igloo-mobile.”