February 29, 2012, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) . . . Over the past week, RCMP in Sackville have been focusing efforts on road safety, specifically around stop sign enforcement.
In response to feedback over the @RCMPNS Twitter account, RCMP in Sackville conducted a stop sign enforcement blitz at the three-way-stop located at the intersection of Millwood Drive and Beaver Bank Cross Road. RCMP received a complaint that motorists were not obeying the stop signs and flashing red lights at this intersection causing the area to become dangerous for pedestrians and other motorists.
Throughout the month of February, officers issued 24 summary offence tickets and five warnings at this intersection. Twenty-two of these were for Failing to Obey a Traffic Sign or Signal while two were for Failing to Wear an Available Seatbelt.
RCMP remind motorists that stop signs serve a basic but very important function of directing traffic and giving one street the right of way. It is the duty of every driver to stop at a stop sign, look carefully for pedestrians or traffic and only proceed when it is clear and safe to do so.
Careful driving and obeying traffic signs and signals can help avoid collisions which result in injury and death every year on our roads and highways in Nova Scotia.