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More than half of the tickets written by Halifax RCMP last month were for speeding

RCMP say speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal and serious injury collisions on Nova Scotia's roads
(Credit: Serge Gouin, RCMP)

RCMP say more than half of the tickets they issued to drivers in September were for speeding.

Of the 909 tickets handed out by the Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services, 512 were for going too fast.

The rest were for:

  • 25 drivers or passengers received tickets for not wearing their seatbelt
  • 21 drivers received tickets for using their cell phone while driving
  • 43 drivers were charged for driving without a valid driver's licence
  • 197 drivers were charged with other offences under the Motor Vehicle Act
  • 87 drivers received a ticket for aggressive driving including following too closely, failing to yield to pedestrian, careless driving, failing to move over, racing, passing school buses when their red lights are flashing and ignoring traffic signs
  • 24 drivers or passengers received a ticket for other provincial statute charges

"What does speeding, distracted driving, not wearing a seatbelt and alcohol have in common?" asked Cst. Sean Manson in a news release. "They are the main causes of fatal and serious injury collisions on our roads in Nova Scotia."

Mounties are asking drivers to be safe and responsible on roads and highways.


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