Dozens of drivers ticketed for stop sign infractions in southwestern N.B.

Mounties say dozens of drivers were ticketed for stop sign infractions during a month-long traffic initiative in McAdam and St. Stephen.

Police say October's initiative was launched in response to concerns from area residents.

Sgt. Peter Stubbs says officers ticketed 52 drivers for failing to stop at a stop sign during the first half of the month.

Another 16 drivers received tickets during the second half of the month.

"We're pleased to see that people seem to be getting the message that you must come to a full and complete stop at any stop sign before proceeding," said Stubbs.

Drivers who fail to stop at a stop sign face a fine of $172.50.