During the month of March, Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services issued 646 summary offence tickets to motorists:
– Speeding – 127 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.
– Cell phone use – 31 drivers received tickets for using their cell phone while driving.
– Seatbelts – 108 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt.
– Unlicensed/suspended and revoked drivers – 37 drivers were charged for driving without a valid driver’s license.
– Other Motor Vehicle Act charges – 203 drivers were charged with numerous offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.
– Aggressive driving – 111 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 – 29 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these offences.
“Far too often we encounter motorists who are driving without a valid driver’s license,” says Cpl. Peter McCarron, Halifax District RCMP. “If you choose to drive without a valid license, you may end up getting a drive in our police car.”
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