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During the month of January, Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services issued 688 summary offence tickets to motorists

During the month of January, Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services issued 688 summary offence tickets to motorists:

  • Speeding – 247 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.
  • Cell phone use – 10 drivers received tickets for using their cell phone while driving.
  • Seatbelts – 7 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt.
  • Unlicensed/suspended and revoked drivers – 42 drivers were charged for driving without a valid driver’s license.
  • Other Motor Vehicle Act charges – 244 drivers were charged with numerous offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.
  • Aggressive driving – 125 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 – 13 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these offences.

“Every day we see drivers who ignore the rules of the road and put their lives and the lives of other motorists at risk,” says Cst. Kristy Sturge, Halifax District RCMP. “When you get behind the wheel you need to be focused on driving and avoid distractions.”

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.

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Source: Media Release

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