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Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services – slow down for the holidays or you’ll be added to the naughty list

During the month of November, Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services issued 751 summary offence tickets to motorists:

· Speeding – 210 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.

· Cell phone use – 23 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 – 44 drivers were charged for driving without a valid driver’s license.

· Other Motor Vehicle Act charges – 252 drivers were charged with numerous offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.

· Aggressive driving – 195 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 – 20 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these offences.

“Most collisions are preventable,” says Cst. Darren Simpson, Halifax District RCMP. “Our hope is that motorists will slow down, focus on driving in a safe manner and ultimately get to where they need to go.”

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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