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 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 the safety inspection, permit and insurance are current; if not, it is the driver who will be ticketed. A ticket for an expired inspection sticker carries a $169.91 fine, while one for having no insurance is $1,262.41 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. You can also file a report online at https://www.halifax.ca/police/NonDispatch/index.html by selecting “leave a message for an officer” option. 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 1,481 summary offence tickets were issued for a variety of offences, including 18 for failing to stop for stopped school bus exhibiting flashing red lights.