During the month of June, Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services issued 826 summary offence tickets to motorists:
– Seatbelts – 162 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt.
– Speeding – 318 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.
– Cell phone use – 52 drivers received tickets for using their cell phone while driving.
– Unlicensed/suspended and revoked drivers – 39 drivers were charged for driving without a valid driver’s license.
– Other Motor Vehicle Act charges – 174 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 – 14 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these offences.
“Failing to wear your seat belt is one of the leading causes of death on our highways in Nova Scotia,” says Cst. Greg Keeler, South East Traffic Services. “If you know someone who refuses to wear a seat belt, please remind them of this.”
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