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Police and volunteers team up for speed zone enforcement over long weekend

Frontline officers with assistance from RCMP volunteers were out this past long weekend conducting speed watch and speed enforcement in several locations in Prince George.

Two incidents of note: A driver was pulled over for travelling 74 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone. The vehicle, a Ford Mustang, was also found not to have valid insurance and was towed. In a second incident, a driver failed to produce their driver’s licence after being stopped for traveling 75 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone. In both cases, substantial fines were handed out.

Officers and volunteers also participated in the ‘Cell Watch’ program looking for distracted drivers. Eight drivers were observed using an electronic device while driving. Each violation ticket issued, resulted in a fine for $368.

“Approximately 1,869 vehicles were observed by RCMP volunteers with over 112 violations recorded between speeding and distracted driving,” says Mike Burt volunteer Program Coordinator for the Prince George RCMP. “Some were issued violation tickets, while others will receive a warning letter in the mail.”

More speed and distracted driving enforcement will take place throughout the month of September.

For more information on RCMP Volunteering or to learn about crime prevention, go to http://princegeorge.rcmp.ca, or contact the Prince George RCMP Community Policing Office by calling (250)561-3366.

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