In their continued effort to address road safety issues and educate citizens on the rules of the road, the HRP/RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit is focussing their efforts on crosswalk safety and combatting impaired driving throughout the month of March.
Road safety is a shared responsibility. Motorists are reminded to slow down, pay attention and adjust their driving for the conditions. There is a crosswalk at every intersection, whether it is marked or not, and drivers must yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. Pedestrians are reminded to make eye contact with drivers and wait until vehicles come to a complete stop before attempting to cross the road at marked and unmarked crosswalks.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs puts everyone in danger. HRM Partners in Policing encourage citizens to help keep our roads safe by calling 911 if they believe someone is driving while impaired.
In February, the unit focussed on seatbelt enforcement. Officers issued a total of 1,582 Summary Offences Tickets during the month for a variety of offences, of which 451 were issued by the HRP/RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit.