During the month of December, Halifax District RCMP andSoutheast Traffic Services issued 652 summary offence tickets to motorists:
· Speeding – 209 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.
· Cell phone use – 10 drivers received tickets for using their cell phone while driving.
· Seatbelts – 13 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt.
· Unlicensed/suspended and revoked drivers – 49 drivers were charged for driving without a valid driver’s license.
· Other Motor Vehicle Act charges – 235 drivers were charged with numerous offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.
· Aggressive driving – 114 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 – 22 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these offences.
“Speeding and distracted driving are contributing factors to most fatalities on the highways in Nova Scotia,” says Cpl. Scott MacRae, RCMP South East Traffic Services. “Pay attention, slow down, take your time and you will eventually get to where you are going.”
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