February 19, 2018

BC still recording too many distracted drivers

Police across British Columbia are reporting disappointing results from their latest campaign to nab distracted drivers. In February, more than 5600 tickets were handed out province-wide. Investigators say too many drivers are putting themselves and others at risk by choosing to ignore the rules. RCMP Corporal Robert McDonald with the … [Read more...]

Distracted driving…fines not sinking in?

Two years after the bc government made it illegal to use hand-held technology while driving, lower mainland police are worried the message isn't sinking in. RCMP superintendent Norm Gaumont says more than 44-hundred tickets were issued last month to distracted drivers caught between Boston Bar and Pemberton...almost double the numbers for … [Read more...]

Thousands of “distracted drivers”

  Lower Mainland police netted 21-hundred motorists for distracted driving in September. RCMP Superintendent Norm Gaumont says it's disappointing that people continue to use handheld cellphones to talk or text while driving, especially since the law against it came into effect a year and a half ago. He says there is no doubt in his mind the … [Read more...]