RCMP in Halifax conducted targeted enforcement checkpoints on April 22nd in relation to complaints of motorists failing to abide by legislation under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.
Officers, between 2:00 and 6 p.m., focused on community safety and issued 24 tickets in the area of First Lake Drive in Lower Sackville. Eighteen drivers failed to stop at a stop sign. Three drivers were operating a motor vehicle and using a cell phone. Two others were fined for not wearing their seatbelts. One driver was found to be driving without a license and several others were warned for speeding.
Road safety is one of Halifax RCMP’s operational priorities for this 2014/2015 with a focus on:
· strategic enforcement based on the analysis of crime trends
· awareness with the goal of reducing serious injury/fatal collisions and distracted/dangerous drivers