The Central Okanagan Traffic Services will be stepping up enforcement on aggressive driving, seatbelts and impaired drivers.
During the month of March, the Central Okanagan Traffic Services handed out nearly 1,200 fines. Some disturbing driving trends can be seen in the statistics:
- 30 speeding at more than 40km/h over the limit
- 544 speeding in general
- 38 using electronic devices
- 14 impaired drivers
- an increasing number of drug drivers
Seatbelts were also an issue even though the BC Coroner’s Service recently released information that showed a high proportion of motor vehicle crash fatalities are attributed to lack of seatbelt use.
Aggressive driving has been a big problem in the Central Okanagan, especially speeding and using electronic devices. And police will be using intelligence-led, targeted enforcement to crack down on high crash locations and putting the focus on three key priorities: seatbelts, impaired drivers and aggressive drivers.