During the month of November, Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services issued 759 summary offence tickets to motorists:
– Seatbelts – 20 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt.
– Speeding – 313 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.
– Cell phone use – 40 drivers received tickets for using their cell phone while driving.
– Unlicensed/suspended and revoked drivers – 45 drivers were charged for driving without a valid driver’s license.
– Other Motor Vehicle Act charges – 199 drivers were charged with numerous offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.
– Aggressive driving – 121 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 – 21 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these offences.
“The need for speed continues to be an issue for some drivers,” say’s Cst. Sean Manson, Halifax District RCMP. “Slow down, as it’s better to arrive alive then not arrive at all.”
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