During the month of July, Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services issued 992 summary offence tickets to motorists:
– Seatbelts – 181 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt.
– Speeding – 370 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.
– Cell phone use – 69 drivers received tickets for using their cell phone while driving.
– Unlicensed/suspended and revoked drivers – 43 drivers were charged for driving without a valid driver’s license.
– Other Motor Vehicle Act charges – 240 drivers were charged with numerous offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.
– Aggressive driving – 73 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 – 16 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these offences.
“Would you drive down a busy highway with a blindfold on?” asks Cst. Kayla Landry, Halifax District RCMP. “Most people would say no. So please put down your cell phone and pay attention as texting while driving is no different than driving with a blindfold on.”
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