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Dozens of tickets handed out during 8-hour police enforcement effort in Prince George

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.

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Here are some of the results their deployment:

Prince George Traffic Services:

  • 1 x Serve driving prohibition
  • 2 x Excessive speed impoundments (starts at seven days impoundment)
  • 7 x Speeding tickets
  • 1 x Speed in a school zone ticket
  • 1 x Fail to wear seatbelt tickets
  • 1 x Fail to slow down and move over ticket
  • 14 x Use electronic device tickets
  • 2 x Illegible plate tickets
  • 2 x Notice and Order for window tint

Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement:

  • 14 x Use electronic device tickets
  • 2 x Fail to slow down and move over tickets
  • 1 x Disobey traffic control device ticket
  • 1 x Speeding ticket
  • 2 x Notice and Order for window tint
  • 1 x Notice and Order for illegal emissions modifications

“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.

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