Six drivers caught with fake inspection sticker

March 26, 2021
Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia

News release

Halifax District RCMP has stopped six drivers with fake inspection stickers on their vehicles in Musquodoboit Harbour area since March 16.

On March 16, a member from the Halifax District RCMP in Musquodoboit charged three drivers for having a fake inspection sticker on their vehicles. All three vehicles were involved in separate traffic stops on Highway 7. A 31-year-old West Chezzetcook man, a 64-year-old Porters Lake man, and a 27-year-old Porters Lake woman were charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a Valid Safety Inspection Sticker.

On March 23, a member conducted a traffic stop on Highway 7 and noticed a fake inspection sticker on the vehicle. The driver had recently purchased the vehicle with the sticker attached. The driver was issued a warning and advised to have the vehicle inspected.

On March 24, a member conducted a traffic stop on Highway 7 and noticed a fake inspection sticker on the vehicle. The driver, a 49-year-old man from Eastern Passage, was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a Valid Safety Inspection Sticker. That same day, another traffic stop on Highway 7 resulted in the driver, a 33-year-old woman from Dartmouth, being charged with Driving a Motor Vehicle While Revoked and with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a Valid Safety Inspection Sticker due to having a fake inspection sticker on the vehicle.

In all cases where charges were laid, the vehicle was towed at the owner's expense and impounded. In Nova Scotia, the fine for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a Valid Safety Inspection Sticker is $180.

Musquodoboit Harbour RCMP would like to remind motorists that it is illegal to affix a fake inspection sticker to a motor vehicle. If you are caught, you will be charged and your vehicle will be towed.

Road safety continues to be a priority for Nova Scotia RCMP. By ensuring your vehicle is properly inspected, you can have peace of mind that your vehicle is safe and avoid the unnecessary expense of being issued a ticket.

File #s 21-31394, 21-31459, 21-31495, 21-34268, 21-34824

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Contact information

Cpl. Lisa Croteau
Public Information Officer
Halifax District RCMP
Cell: 902-830-5695
Email: lisa.croteau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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