Mission RCMP have handed out 157 tickets for unsafe speed and excessive speed in a 45 day period.

Mission RCMP continue crackdown on distracted drivers, speeders

More than 157 speeding violations and 288 seatbelt and distracted driving tickets have been issued in 45 days.

  • Dec. 5, 2016 1:00 p.m.

In October, Mission RCMP began a three month road safety initiative.

It was created because of existing complaints and police observations of speed and dangerous driving behaviour on many of Mission’s thoroughfares, in conjunction with an increasing concern for driving behaviour along the Cedar Street corridor.

Between the dates of Oct. 1 and Nov. 15, the following number of drivers were stopped by police and issued a range of Motor Vehicle Act violations while focusing primarily on speed, distracted driving, seatbelts, intersections and impaired.

Those violations included:

  • 157 – Unsafe speed, excessive speed;
  • 25 – Impaired by alcohol, impaired by drug;
  • 288 – Seatbelts, intersections, distracted driving and other.

Due to the higher than normal rainfalls Police are continuing to remind driver’s to allow yourself more time when heading to work and other appointments.

“I was just driving with the flow of traffic,” or “It’s not my fault, my car was just coasting down the hill,” are some common excuses given to police when people are stopped for unsafe speeds.

As the Christmas season begins, more vehicles and pedestrians will be on the roads.

“Take the extra seconds required to clear controlled intersections before proceeding. Striking a pedestrian or another motor vehicle due to impatience or aggressive behaviour is not a memory you want to take into this Christmas season. Don’t ruin your life or the life of another, slow down, plan ahead and leave your phone alone,” said Const. James Mason, Mission RCMP media relations officer.

As provincial Counter Attack campaigns begin drivers are urged to plan ahead for a safe ride home – arrange a designated driver, call a taxi, take transit or use Operation Red Nose.

 

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