Antigonish RCMP target distracted drivers

Posted on March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012, Antigonish, Nova Scotia…Antigonish RCMP remind motorists of the dangers associated with driver distraction.

Driver distraction is a significant threat to users of our roadways. Cellphone use while driving can lead to drivers crossing the center line, failing to yield to pedestrians and collisions.

From January 16th to February 26th, RCMP laid a total of 27 cellphone related charges under the Motor Vehicle Act throughout Antigonish Town and County. All charges were related to drivers who were talking on handheld phones or text messaging while operating their motor vehicle.

“Each time you take your eyes off the road, you are putting your life and the lives of others in danger,” says Sgt. Brian Rehill, Antigonish RCMP. “If you really need to talk text, or email please pull over. You could be saving a life.”

Citizens can expect to hear more from the RCMP about the dangers of using cell phones while driving in an effort to educate the public. Enforcement will also be increased and police will be vigilant when it comes to people who continue to talk without hands-free devices and text while driving.


Contact Person:
Sgt. Brian Rehill
Antigonish RCMP
Office: (902) 863-6500


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