During the month of October, Halifax District RCMP andSoutheast Traffic Services issued 1031 summary offence tickets to motorists:
– Seatbelts – 37 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt.
– Speeding – 559 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.
– Cell phone use – 33 drivers received tickets for using their cell phone while driving.
– Unlicensed/suspended and revoked drivers – 55 drivers were charged for driving without a valid driver’s license.
– Other Motor Vehicle Act charges – 228 drivers were charged with numerous offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.
– Aggressive driving – 102 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 – 17 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these offences.
“Driving without a valid driver’s license can result in significant fines and will impact your ability to get a valid license,” says Cst. Paul Bouchere, South East Traffic Service. “In October RCMP charged fifty-five drivers in the HRM who felt it was okay to drive without a valid driver’s license.”
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