RCMP Occupant Restraint Enforcement Campaign

buckle up imageWearing a seatbelt is one of the most important ways for drivers – and passengers – to protect themselves. Your chances of surviving a vehicle crash increase dramatically if you are wearing a seatbelt properly.

Seatbelts reduce the risk of occupants striking the interior of the vehicle, colliding with other passengers, or being ejected.

Every seat used in your vehicle must have a seatbelt.

Leave Your Phone Alone

ICBC LogoDistracted driving now causes more fatal crashes in BC than impaired driving. When you’re behind the wheel, take a break from your phone.

The use of hand-held personal electronic devices has been banned in BC since 2010. The law also applies while you’re stopped at a red light or slowed in traffic.

The penalty for one distracted driving ticket is a $368 fine and four penalty points ($210) for a total of $578.

Speedwatch Goes Back to School

SpeedwatchSpeedwatch volunteers Mike and James set up in the Nanoose Bay Elementary school zone at 7:30 a.m. this morning. By 10:00 a.m. they had checked approximately 600 vehicles.

According to the pair, public response has been excellent. Over 100 drivers expressed their appreciation in some manner and there have been no complaints. Everyone waved with all of their fingers!