**** RCMP Media Release
RCMP and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal work together for School Bus Safety Week
On October 23, Kings District RCMP and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s Vehicle Inspection Division worked together for School Bus Safety Week during a checkpoint in Auburn. During the checkpoint, school bus safety information was provided to approximately 1000 motorists.
The checkpoint resulted in several charges including:
- Four drivers charged with Expired Licence Plates,
- One driver charged with Operating Vehicle Without Registration
- Four drivers charged with Operating Vehicle Without Valid Inspection Sticker
- One driver charged with Driving Vehicle With Unsecure Load
While in Auburn, speed enforcement was conducted on Hwy. 1 in the school zone. Many students were outdoors and present at noon. Seven Summary Offence tickets were issues to drivers with regard to speed in the established school zone.
We all have an important role to play to help keep everyone safe on the roads. For more school safety tips, follow us on Twitter at @RCMPNS ( http://twitter.com/RCMPNS ) and on Facebook at Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia ( http://www.facebook.com/rcmpns/ ). If you see someone driving unsafely on our roads, please report it by calling the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). If you believe it is an emergency, call 911.