High number of ticketed offences lead Queens County RCMP to announce checkstop campaign

After handing out 31 tickets and 16 warnings to drivers in the last two weeks, Queens County District RCMP announced that they are conducting a selective driving campaign.

The campaign is "aimed at increasing the number of contacts with aggressive drivers in the county," police said in a news release.

The ticketed offences since mid-February have mostly been for speeding, but RCMP said they've also handed out fines for motorists failing to have their driver's licences and insurance, for not stopping at a stop sign, and for expired inspections.

As well, the police arrested one impaired driver and one prohibited driver.

RCMP said that motorists are reminded to check the expiry date of their driver's license, registration and insurance, and to have all contained within their vehicle when travelling. Check your inspection sticker prior to leaving the driveway and ensure it is valid.

Anyone having knowledge of these incidents is asked to contact the Queens County R.C.M.P. Detachment @ (902) 354-5721.

Or if persons with information on this, or any other offence would like to remain anonymous they can contact Crime Stoppers anytime at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on the tip, callers qualify for a cash award from $50.00 to $2,000.00. Tipsters can also submit secure tips online by logging on to Crime Stoppers Website at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca

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