One Day Enforcement Nets 138 Warnings or Charges
By 250 News
Prince George, B.C.- The traffic services crackdown in Prince George on the weekend, resulted in several charges.
Police had warned they would be taking a "three strikes" approach to traffic enforcement, but apparently some P.G. residents don't know the basic rules of baseball.
Sergeant Al Steinhauser, who heads up the Prince George RCMP Traffic Services unit says, on Friday, teams of one RCMP officer and one Commercial Vehicle Safety enforcement officer hit the streets in 5 police vehicles. After one ten hour shift, the numbers were staggering:
- 1 Impaired driver charged - 18 year old female driver of a vehicle was traveling 97 km/hour in a 50 km/hour zone while racing an ATV down Highland Drive. The driver provided two breath samples that were both well above the legal limit
- 1 Attended the scene of a Pedestrian MVI
- 3 Excessive speed with 7 day vehicle impound
- 5 Other Speeding violations
- 1 Unlicensed driver / Vehicle Impounded
- 2 Driving prohibitions issued
- 6 Electronic device violations
- 12 Driver's license violations
- 10 No Insurance violations (vehicles towed)
- 7 Seatbelt violations
- 3 Other violations - Drive without consideration, U Turn in business district, Fail to yield to pedestrian
- 8 Notice and Order violations - Box 1 (plates seized and vehicles towed)
- 10 Notice and Order violations - Box 2 notice and order (30 days)
- 12 Notice and Order violations - Box 3 notice and order / warnings
- 27 Vehicle defects charges (ranging from mechanical defects, lighting, damaged or tinted windows, studded tires etc.)
- 30 Warnings - mechanical defects requiring repairs
In all, there were 138 warnings and charges issued.
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What we have doesn't seem to be taking much effect.....
Not even as safe to walk as it once was..........
Al, I think it would help if you'd release those stats on a regular basis, both North District and City, helps public types understand what's going on.
Appreciate the hard work.
"What I'd really love to see are the stats for talking on a cellphone while driving month by month in this town, seems like people are not getting the message."
Fines for using electronic devices while driving should carry the same penalty as impaired driving. Study after study has proven that this type action is the equivilant of driving impaired. They could start with impounding the vehicle and fining not only the driver but the registered owner as well.
Take that mom and dad!
That's not all she provided. She also provided a barrage of the foulest language imaginable heard in public, bar none.
Gotta admire the patience of the RCMP officer! He must have nerves of steel!
Pathetic, however ATVs doing Utah Salt Flats speed record breaking attempts on Highland Drive are nothing new...add to that motorbikes speeding at a hundred and the usual snowmobiles screaming along in the winter, usually after dark!
One of these days...