In its continued effort to address road safety issues and educate citizens on the rules of the road, during January the HRP/RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit is concentrating on driving for weather conditions.
Members of the unit will be monitoring vehicles to ensure they are properly clearing off their vehicles and driving appropriately for the road conditions. Motorists are reminded that winter driving conditions throughout HRM can vary dramatically and require the driver’s full attention.
The unit’s focus during December was Operation Christmas. Checkpoints were conducted on a daily basis, targeting impaired drivers. It is estimated that in excess of 20,000 vehicles were checked during the campaign. During the month, a total of 1,105 Summary Offence Tickets were written for a variety of Motor Vehicle Act offences.