Some Not Ready to Leave the Phone Alone
Prince George, B.C. – Over the past week, RCMP volunteers with Citizens on Patrol deployed to a number of locations in Prince George to watch for those who have yet to learn to leave the phone alone while driving.
On Sunday alone, working with officers from North District Regional Traffic Services and the municipal detachment, more than 40 drivers were spotted using an electronic device while driving. Five others were found to be not wearing their seatbelt.
Over the course of the day, officers wrote ten Violation Tickets ; some for using an electronic device and some for other violations.
Not all who were observed in violation were issued tickets. Citizens on Patrol take part in “educational enforcement” so those not stopped by police officers can expect a warning letter in the mail explaining the offence and what the penalty could have been,