During the month of September, Halifax District RCMP issued 343 summary offence tickets to motorists:
· Speeding – 48 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.
· Cell phone use – 6 drivers received tickets for using their cell phone while driving.
· Seatbelts – 6 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt.
· Unlicensed/suspended and revoked drivers – 34 drivers were charged for driving without avalid driver’s license.
· Other Motor Vehicle Act charges – 163 drivers were charged with numerous offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.
· Aggressive driving – 67 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 – 19 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these
“Drivers need to remain alert and avoid distractions while driving,” says Cpl. Lynden Morrison, of the Halifax District RCMP. “A few seconds of not paying attention can lead to serious consequences.”
Halifax District RCMP 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