RCMP recently conducted four traffic operations targeting the "Move Over" law resulting in a number of tickets and warnings being issued.
On December 3, 2017, the Richibucto and Bouctouche RCMP detachments with assistance from the New Brunswick Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement Unit conducted checks on Highways 11 and 126 near Bouctouche, Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, Rogersville and Collette.
During a five-hour period, police issued 10 tickets to drivers for failing to move over while a police vehicle was stopped on the side of the road with its emergency lights flashing.
"Motorists need to slow down and move over to the other lane, if safe to do so, and remain alert," says Sgt. Patrick Tardif, Richibucto RCMP. "This is for the safety of emergency personnel, police, firefighters and paramedics, while working along the highway and the safety of motorists."
The fine for failing to move over is $292.50 and three demerit points.
During the operation, police also issued a seven-day roadside driving suspension when a motorist failed a roadside breath test at 11 a.m.. RCMP also issued four more additional tickets and another seven warnings for other motor vehicle violations.