During the month of August, Halifax District RCMP andSoutheast Traffic Services issued 856 summary offence tickets to motorists:
– Seatbelts – 18 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt.
– Speeding – 466 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.
– Cell phone use – 22 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 – 232 drivers were charged with numerous offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.
– Aggressive driving – 59 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 – 4 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these offences.
“Speeding is for the racetrack, not the 100 series highways,” says Cpl. Lisa Croteau, South East Traffic Services. “Driving at a high rate of speed on our highways is not a race anyone will win.”
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