**** RCMP Media Release
Several people charged during National Safe Driving Week
From December 1 to 7, the Nova Scotia RCMP conducted several targeted enforcement initiatives across the province to support National Safe Driving Week and National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.
As a result of the checkpoints and patrols held throughout the province, several people were charged with various offences, including:
- 196 for speeding
- 40 foraggressive driving (Failing to Stop/Move Over, Unsafe Lane Change etc.)
- 16 for not wearing a seatbelt
- 3 for distracted driving
- 46 for driving without a license or a suspended license
- 13 for impaired operation of a vehicle by alcohol or drug
Impaired driving continues to be an ongoing issue on Nova Scotia roadways. The Nova Scotia RCMP wants to remind motorists to drive sober this holiday season. If you plan to consume alcohol or cannabis, please plan for a safe ride home. If you believe someone is driving impaired, please call 911 with as many details as possible, such as location, direction of travel, vehicle description and license plate number.