During the month of September, Halifax District RCMP andSoutheast Traffic Services issued 909 summary offence tickets to motorists:
– Seatbelts – 25 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt.
– Speeding – 512 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.
– Cell phone use – 21 drivers received tickets for using their cell phone while driving.
– Unlicensed/suspended and revoked drivers – 43 drivers were charged for driving without a valid driver’s license.
– Other Motor Vehicle Act charges – 197 drivers were charged with numerous offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.
– Aggressive driving – 87 drivers received a ticket for these offences which include following too closely, fail to yield to pedestrian, careless driving and failing to move over, racing, passing school bus exhibiting flashing red lights, and traffic signs.
– Other Provincial Statute charges – 24 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these offences.
“What does speeding, distracted driving, not wearing a seatbelt and alcohol have in common?” asks Cst. Sean Manson, Halifax District RCMP. “They are the main causes of fatal and serious injury collisions on our roads in Nova Scotia.”
Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services officers continue to educate motorists on the Motor Vehicle Act while conducting enforcement initiatives and ask that people be accountable for their actions while driving.
Source : Media Release