Road safety campaign conducted on Highway 101

November 13, 2017
Kings and Annapolis Counties, Nova Scotia

News release

Members of RCMP Traffic Services Units from the Annapolis Valley, South Shore, and Western Nova Scotia worked with Nova Scotia Vehicle Compliance Officers to conduct a road safety campaign on November 9. The Move Over Law was enforced with the use of a LASER device to measure speed and police officers monitoring and documenting lane use of drivers. Fifty-eight vehicles were checked for compliance with this law. Forty-six Summary Offence Tickets were issued by police to drivers who either did not slow down to 60 km/hr or did not change lanes when passing a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights flashing, when it was safe to do so. In addition, three speeding tickets were issued, as well as two other tickets. Twelve warnings and defect notices were also issued to drivers.

Provincial Vehicle Compliance Officers performed Level three inspections on the westbound gravel shoulder on Highway 101, near the West Brooklyn Road overpass in Avonport. Within approximately 3 hours, 14 heavy commercial vehicles were inspected, 13 of which were tractor semi-trailers. Compliance of the laws with these vehicle was very good. Nova Scotia RCMP and Nova Scotia Vehicle Compliance would like to remind drivers to ensure they drive safely and ensure their vehicle is in good working order before heading out on the road.

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Contact information

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke
Media Relations Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Office: 902 720-5652
Cell: 902 222 0154
jennifer.clarke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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