More than 175 tickets were handed out during a RCMP highway blitz between Salmon Arm and Revelstoke last week.
The blitz, conducted from Feb. 8-10 in Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Sicamous by the Revelstoke/Sicamous/Golden Integrated Road Safety Unit and Trans Canada East Traffic Services, resulted in 1,800 vehicles being checked and 108 private violation tickets and 68 commercial violation tickets being handed out.
The most common tickets given were due to vehicle defects, of which 88 were given out – evenly split between commercial and private vehicles.
35 people were ticketed for speeding, five for not wearing seat belts, five for not having a valid drivers license and one three dangerous goods violations were issued. One 24-hour prohibition was issued for drugs and one criminal charge for obstruction of a peace officer was handed out.
The complete list of violations is as follows:
Private vehicle violation tickets:
Speeding violations – 35
Seat belts – 5
Electronic devices – 3 (two on commercial vehicles)
No insurance – 3
No valid drivers licenses – 5
Drivers licenses (notice & orders) – 4
Insecure loads – 2
Prohibited driver – 1
24-hour prohibition (drug) – 1
Criminal code charge (obstruction Peace Officer) – 1
CDSA (drug charge) – 4
Private vehicle defects (violations) – 25
Private vehicle defects (notices & orders) – 19
Vehicle defects (violations) – 35
Vehicle defects (notice & orders) – 9
Level 2 inspections – 21
Dangerous goods (violation) – 1
Dangerous goods (notice & orders) – 2