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Excessive Speeders and Impaired Drivers Keep North District Traffic Services Members Busy

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 2:23 PM

Prince George B.C. –  It was a busy Thanksgiving weekend for the RCMP’s North District Traffic Services.  While there is good news in that  there  were no  fatalities on  any of the provincial highways covered by  North District Traffic, there are still some who insist on driving  too fast,  or  while impaired.Over the weekend, Traffic  Services members wrote over 300 violation tickets, ranging from speeding to Undue Care and Attention.

A total of 11 excessive speed tickets were issued, which included a seven day impoundment of these vehicles.

One of the drivers stopped for excessive speeding was  behind the wheel of a commercial tractor trailer unit carrying  about 5,000 litres of fuel . The tractor  trailer unit was impounded.

A total of 9 impaired drivers had also been taken off the road, which included six 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRP’s), 1 Criminal Code Impaired and two 3 day IRP’s.

North District Traffic Services is calling on the public to obey the posted speed limits  which are set for  optimum conditions, and with  winter conditions being anything but optimum, drivers are  asked to slow down  to ensure they  get home safely.



REALLY !!?? The RCMP actually stopped a tractor trailer unit for an infraction. They never stop these untouchables ( for whatever reason ) even though they by and large speed more than anyone . KUDOS . It is about time !

Nice to see the speeders getting a few tickets. They should issue a hell of a lot more. There are a lot on dangerous drivers out there.

I think the term is, “without due care and attention”. “Undue care and attention” doesn’t make sense – it means the driver took more-than-reasonable care.

Tar, you are correct.
Then there’s median, another one that confuses people.

“A total of 11 excessive speed tickets were issued,…” They could have issued more than 11 without leaving town: On the Hart Highway!

tarnfeather; there are two charges. You stated both. Undue care and attention is the more serious. Without due care gives you a little wiggle room.

Hope they used the right gas to calibrate their equipment or all those impaired tickets are going to be ripped up

Givemore, seriously? Try finding that offence in the Motor Vehicle Act,

144 (1) A person must not drive a motor vehicle on a highway

(a) without due care and attention,

(b) without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway, or

(c) at a speed that is excessive relative to the road, traffic, visibility or weather conditions.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) (a) or (b) is liable on conviction to a fine of not less than $100 and, subject to this minimum fine, section 4 of the Offence Act applies.

I saw something on Monday night on the Hart just outside the city limits that would have added to the Mounties’ ticket totals;
We were proceeding north in the 90 k. zone at about 95, a car which had been following us closely finally decided to pass, but a car behind him, also following closely, pulled out to pass just a few seconds sooner. This did not deter the guy behind us, he proceeded with his pass, the guy behind him also did not back off, with the result that we were three abreast going north on the highway, one in each lane, and a third on the southbound shoulder.
My concerns?
It was very dark, there are a lot of side roads in that vicinity, and a moderate volume of traffic southbound. In addition, it is not unusual to see moose crossing the highway in that area.
Potential for disaster? Yes.

There seems to be more and more drivers developing the idea that the laws and rules of the road apply to everyone but them, because they are special.
Glad to see a bunch of them get caught, now if the courts will hold up their end of the bargain.

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