Over 300 Tickets Issued During Weekend Safety Blitz
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.