RCMP charge 930 drivers in May

(RCMP file photo)

FALL RIVER: During the month of May, Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services issued 930 summary offence tickets to motorists:

– Speeding – 367 drivers received tickets for driving over the speed limit.

– Cell phone use – 34 drivers received tickets for using their cell phone while driving.

– Seatbelts – 125 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt.

– Unlicensed/suspended and revoked drivers – 49 drivers were charged for driving without a valid driver’s license.

– Other Motor Vehicle Act charges – 224 drivers were charged with numerous offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.

– Aggressive driving – 89 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 – 42 drivers or passengers received a ticket for these offences.

“Respecting other motorists is an important and necessary skill to possess when driving,” said Const. Scott Aldridge, Halifax District RCMP, in a press release. “Monitor your own driving habits which will help enhance road safety.”

‎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.

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