In their continued effort to address road safety and educate citizens on the rules of the road, the HRP/RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit is focusing on vehicle safety inspection compliance and vehicle insurance during the month of November.
Police would like to remind motorists that safe vehicles are an important component of overall road safety. All motorists are asked to check their vehicle’s safety inspection sticker to ensure it is up-to-date. Regardless of who owns a vehicle, it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure their safety inspection, permit and insurance are current; if not, it is the driver who will be ticketed. The cost of a summary offence tickets for an expired inspection sticker is $169.91 while having no insurance is $1262.41 and could lead to a suspension of your driving privileges.
Police will be stepping up enforcement in relation to these violations and motorists are asked to do their part by obeying these laws. Anyone who witnesses an infraction is encouraged to report it to police at 490-5016. We thank citizens for helping to keep our streets safe in HRM.
The traffic safety theme in October focused on school bus safety. During the month, a total of 1,617 Summary Offence Tickets were issued for a variety of offences.