PICTOU – Nova Scotia RCMP’s Eastern Traffic Services conducted traffic enforcement on Highway 104 yesterday. In addition to monitoring whether drivers changed lanes in accordance with the ‘Move Over’ Law, they used RADAR to determine whether drivers slowed to 60 km/hr when passing a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights flashing and it was safe to do so.
In the span of two hours, police wrote 14n tickets:
- 11 for ‘Move Over’ violations
- two for speeding
- one for the use of a RADAR-warning device
Keeping drivers safe on the road is a priority for Nova Scotia RCMP. Driver behaviours such as speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and use of occupant restraints are the RCMP’s focus when it comes to road safety. RCMP say enforcement in these areas has been shown to decrease the numbers of serious injury and fatal collisions in Nova Scotia. The RCMP is asking drivers to keep their focus on driving safely, and report dangerous drivers by calling 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 911.