RCMP urge motorists to use caution when approaching bus stops

Posted on August 31, 2012

August 31, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia . . . Nova Scotia RCMP are reminding motorists to use extra caution when approaching school bus stops as children head back to school.

Early morning can be hectic and exciting for our children as they head back to school. While waiting for a bus, children will often start playing in the road. Furthermore, they may be distracted by their friends and may not be paying as much attention as they should to road safety. The Nova Scotia RCMP remind motorists to slow down and use caution when approaching school bus stops.

Remember, failing to yield to a school bus that has alternating red lights could result in a fine of $399.91 and six demerit points. More importantly, passing a school bus could result in the death or serious injury of a child.

Be safe and slow down to keep our children safe.

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Contact person:

Sgt. Brigdit Leger
Media Relations Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: (902) 222-0154
brigit.leger@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Antigonish RCMP apprehend Impaired Driver Over the weekend

Posted on August 27, 2012

Antigonish RCMP arrested an Antigonish County man Sunday afternoon for impaired driving after he failed a roadside screening device. The man was escorted to the RCMP detachment where he provided samples of breath leading to charges of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs. The man will appear in court on October 10, 2012 to answer to the charges.

Early Sunday morning police conducted a vehicle stop on Main Street which lead to the vehicle being search under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. An (18) year old Port Hastings man faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and will appear in court on October 24, 2012.

B.J.(Brian) REHILL, Sgt
Operations NCO
Antigonish District
(902)-863-6500
(902)-863-5570 fax

RCMP Traffic Services Unit in Antigonish County Wednesday

Posted on August 23, 2012

The Eastern Traffic Services Unit was in the county yesterday conducting traffic enforcement. The unit provides assistance to local detachments with their local priorities, with road safety being one of Antigonish RCMP’S objectives. The unit issued 35 Summary Offence Tickets and 10 written warnings. The tickets issued consisted of 12 seatbelt, 13 speeding, 9 for using a cell phone while driving and 1 for other motor vehicle act. The unit also conducted a checkpoint in the Addington Forks Road area and conducted patrols in the Clydesdale road area.

Sgt. B. REHILL
Antigonish RCMP
902-863-6500 oh
902-863-5570 fax

Motor Vehicle Collision

Posted on August 20, 2012

On Sunday August 18th 2012, at approximately 12:13pm two vehicles were involved in a head on collision on the 104 highway at the intersection with beech hill road, exit 33A. A blue 2005 Toyota Matrix, was traveling west bound on the 104 highway when it collided with a east bound 2007 Hyundai Sonata. Both vehicles sustained major damage and occupants of both vehicles sustained injuries as a result of the accident. All occupants were transported to St Martha’s Regional Hospital for follow up treatment. The matter is still under investigation.

If you have any information that would assist the police with solving these crimes or any crimes within your community you are encouraged to call the local RCMP Detachment at (902) 863-6500 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers anytime at 1-800-222-8477. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped and if the police make an arrest and lay charges based on the tip you could qualify for a cash reward from $50.00 up to $ 2000.00 Dollars.

Lead Investigator

Cst. Jeremy WHITE
Antigonish Detachment
RCMP “H” Division
(902) 863- 6500

Authority For Release

Sgt Brian REHILL
Ops. N.C.O
RCMP Antigonish

School Zone Signage

Posted on August 20, 2012

In the Fall of 2011, the Motor Vehicle Act was amended to reduce speed limits in school areas to 30 km/h where the speed limit outside the school area is 50 km/h. The amendment becomes effective September 1st, 2012. The current reduced speed limit of 50 km/h in school areas will continue where the surrounding speed limit is greater that 50 km/h.