East Hants RCMP issue 27 tickets during Road Safety Week

An RCMP cruiser at headquarters in Dartmouth. (Healey photo)

ENFIELD: Officers with East Hants RCMP issued a variety of summary offence tickets during Canada Road Safety Week, May 18 -24, including four related to COVID-19 violations.

Canada Road Safety Week is an enforcement-driven initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), and is intended to increase safe driving in order to save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

Road safety is a priority for East Hants RCMP. During the Canada Road Safety Week several check points and traffic stops were conducted throughout the county.


Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, with East Hants RCMP, said the checkpoints resulted in the following charges:

· 21 summary offence tickets for motor vehicle act infractions

· two summary offence tickets for illegally transporting cannabis in a vehicle

· three summary offence tickets under the Health Protection Act and one under the Emergency Management Act

· one driver for impaired driving offence

He said all motorists have a role to play with road safety. If you suspect a driver is impaired then please call 911.

“Your actions could save someone’s life,” said Cpl. Hutchinson.