Mounties in Prince George said they handed out dozens of tickets while performing check-ups over an eight-hour period last week.
Officers from the Prince George Traffic Services Unit and Prince George Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement joined forces on March 3 to conduct mobile checks and set up checkpoints.
Here are some of the results their deployment:
Prince George Traffic Services:
Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement:
“Drivers should be aware that even though they don’t see us while they are using their phones and driving, we see them. The 28 tickets we handed out for using an electronic device makes this very apparent,” said Sgt. Kyle Ushock, head of the Prince George Traffic Services Unit.
With March being Distracted Driving Awareness month, officers warned that drivers can expect to see more enforcement efforts around PG.
“Distracted driving includes using an electronic device, personal grooming, eating/drinking, reading, pets, other passengers and not knowing your route,” the RCMP explained.