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Speed enforcement checks over 1,800 vehicles during long weekend…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Frontline officers with assistance from RCMP volunteers were out this past long weekend conducting speed watch and speed enforcement in multiple locations in the City of Prince George.

Two incidents of note. A driver was pulled over for travelling 74 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone. The vehicle, a Ford Mustang, had no valid insurance and was towed. In a second incident, a driver failed to produce their Driver’s Licence after being stopped for traveling 75 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone. In both cases, substantial fines were handed out.

Officers and volunteers also participated in the ‘Cell Watch’ program looking for distracted drivers. Eight drivers were observed using an electronic device while driving. Each violation ticket issued, resulted in a fine for $368.

“Approximately 1,869 vehicles were observed by RCMP volunteers with over 112 violations recorded between speeding and distracted driving”, says Mike Burt volunteer Program Coordinator for the Prince George RCMP. “Some were issued violation tickets, while others will receive a warning letter in the mail.”

More speed and distracted driving enforcement will take place throughout the month of September.

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