The Dawson Creek RCMP stopped more than 20 vehicles during a one hour period for failing to stop at traffic lights.

After complaints from the public and an increase in collisions, the Dawson Creek RCMP and South Peace Traffic Services put together a co-ordinated traffic enforcement effort along Alaska avenue between 17th street and 15th street.

During a one hour period, 16 tickets were issued for failing to stop for red and yellow lights. Other violations were for seat belts, failing to obey stop signs and use of electronic devices.

The RCMP state that even with the current condition of roads within Dawson Creek, the roads are not an excuse to run a red or yellow light. Drivers are urged to use caution while driving and to plan for extra time to reach your destination.

South Peace Traffic Services and the Dawson Creek RCMP will continue enforce road safety over the holiday season.