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Over 300 Tickets Issued During Weekend Safety Blitz

Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 4:04 PM

Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George RCMP and Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement Unit (CVSE) were kept busy during a safety blitz last weekend.

The two agencies conducted roadchecks searching for defective vehicles, illegal lights, and other infractions and wound up writing over 300 tickets.

“Road safety is our number one priority and a defective vehicle on the road poses a great risk to the public,” says Constable Lesley Smith with the Integrated Road Safety Enforcement Unit.

“An improperly equipped or modified vehicle could be an accident waiting to happen and therefore our goal was to identify these defects and prevent any incidents from occurring.”

The roadchecks yielded the following tickets:

145 – Unathorized Lamp/ Off Road Lamps Uncovered on Highway (LED Light bars, HID and Spot lights)
112 – Vehicle Defects (cracked windshields, defective/bald tires, tinted windows, defective trailer brakes)
41 – Other vehicle and/or driver related infractions
5 – Impaired Driving Charges
2 -Prohibited drivers

Both the RCMP and CVSE says those guilty of a violation should be mindful of after market equipment being installed on vehicles as it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that their vehicle is in compliance with the Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations.


What type of lights are illegal?

Like the story said. Aftermarket LED lightbars that are uncovered on the highway or in town. They are meant for off road use only

All add on lights on your vehicle must say SAE or DOT on them or they must have covers on them. Way too many irresponsible aftermarket light operators on our hwy’s. You dummies are going to cause someones death. One of you idiots blinded me at the top of Cluculz hill one night with your 24″ LED light bar and refused to turn it off. I almost drove off the corner over the bank. The boys in blue need to travel our hwy’s at night and get these morons of our roads!


Auxiliary driving lamps are allowed but with the following restriction:
4.09 (1) A motor vehicle may be equipped with 2 auxiliary driving lamps, mounted on the front of the vehicle at a height of not less than 40 cm and not more than 1.06 m, that are capable of displaying only white light.

(2) An auxiliary driving lamp must be directed so that the high intensity portion of the beam is, at a distance of 8 m from the lamp, at least 12 cm below the height of the lamp and, at a distance of 25 m from the lamp, not higher than 1.06 m from the road surface.

(3) An auxiliary driving lamp must operate so that it is illuminated only when the upper beam of a multiple beam headlamp is illuminated.

Off road lights are not allowed on the “highway” unless covered:
4.04 (2) Lamps and reflectors required by this Division (c) must not be shielded, covered or obscured by any part of the vehicle or load or by dirt or other material.

4.25 Despite section 4.04 (2) (c), a vehicle equipped with off-road lamps when on a highway must have the off-road lamps concealed with opaque covers.

They still caught 2 driving while under suspension as well

‘Unathorized Lamp/ Off Road Lamps Uncovered on Highway (LED Light bars, HID and Spot lights)’ – What a money grab. How about going after these idiots and their deafening exhaust systems? Fine people for using lights inappropriately, not for having them on display.. uncovered. What a scam.

I got a fine for having some on the headache rack not even wired in to a switch yet a few years ago driving to the BCR before they moved the south scales. They also nailed me for not having 3 boxes of tools “secured” in the back of the truck under the tonneau but said they could really nail me for my jerry can under the tonneau because I didn’t have a placard. Had to put the fuel in the tank and strap down the boxes and empty jerry under the tonneau and got away with just over 300 in fines.

RCMP fishing for big fish,good.Fishing trip financed by,for the most part,well intentioned law abiding people receiving debatable charges…not worth a days wages spent in court,bad.

Tips on how to keep being respected by the public…..this is not one of those moments.

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