RCMP continue to step up driving enforcement in Kelowna

Kelowna, Traffic Services

2020-01-30 12:05 PST

A joint operation between the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section (KMTS) and RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services (COTS) caught quite a few motorists breaking the law on the afternoon of January 28th, 2020.

This operation used both overt, and in some cases undercover techniques, in order to spot drivers allegedly handling their electronic devices while behind the wheel, or driving without their seatbelt fastened.

Our traffic enforcement officers used several methods, including putting plain clothes spotters on busy streets in Kelowna, states Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy. They would report their observations to a uniformed officer who would then be called in to conduct the traffic stop.

In the course of the afternoon 57 violation tickets were issued to drivers, including 38 for using an electronic device while driving, and 15 for failure to wear a seatbelt. Use electronic device while driving offences come with a $368 fine and 4 demerit points. Fail to wear a seat belt offences will cost you $167.

Drivers need to remember that their focus should be on the road at all times. It’s a driver’s responsibility to be safe and responsible, says Cst. David Carter of the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section. We are always on the look out for unsafe drivers.

 

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Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy

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