**** HRP Media Release
Construction Zone Safety
Halifax Regional Police is reminding everyone to do their part to ensure the safety of those who are working on our roadways this summer.
Summer is a peak time for construction projects. Without a doubt, you’ll come across a construction crew on our roads and highways in your travels.
Police ask motorists to keep the following tips in mind to safely navigate through construction zones:
- If construction is happening on roads you frequently travel, consider taking another route and avoid the area.
- Always obey the posted speed limit and signage when driving through construction zones. Speeding in a construction zone will result in a fine that is double that of a normal speeding ticket.
- Pay close attention to sign flaggers and obey their instructions.
- Stay extra focused and alert when driving; take note of where construction zones begin and end.
- Always be prepared to stop suddenly when driving through construction zones.
- Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the construction workers’ equipment and vehicles.
- As always, avoid driving while distracted.
- Stay calm and be flexible when encountering traffic delays.
Construction crews working on roads and highways are counting on you to work with them to ensure everyone gets home safe at the end of the day.
Police issue 63 tickets for speeding, distracted driving and other vehicle-related offences
Halifax Regional Police issued 63 tickets for speeding, distracted driving and other motor vehicle-related offences earlier this week.
On Wednesday and Thursday, members from the HRP Traffic Unit issued 63 summary offence tickets: 25 for speeding; four for stunting; two for using a cell phone while driving; and 32 for other offences including no insurance, expired plates and no license.
Yesterday, as previously reported, police charged three drivers for stunting. A fourth driver was charged when an officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Dunbrack Street in Halifax. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 110 km/h in the 60 km/h zone. A 60-year-old man was ticketed for stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act, a charge that is automatically laid when a vehicle is travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit. The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record. In addition, the man was suspended from driving for seven days and the vehicle he was driving was seized and impounded.
In a continued effort to address traffic safety issues and educate citizens on the rules of the road, our officers focus on distracted driving and speed enforcement. We all have a role to play in keeping our roads safe.