BC Highway Patrol and partners target distracted drivers and occupant restraints in Richmond
Richmond, BC Highway Patrol, Road Safety Unit
2023-09-18 15:31 PDT
On September 15, 2023, officers of BC Highway Patrol – Burnaby and BC Highway Patrol - Fraser Coast – Integrated Road Safety Unit (BCHP-FC-IRSU) teamed up with partners Richmond RCMP, Richmond RCMP’s Road Safety Unit, Roadsafety BC, ICBC and the City of Richmond to conduct enforcement during the Province-wide Distracted Driving & Occupant Restraint Campaign.
Officers at various locations in Richmond were on the lookout for those motorists who were distracted by using electronic devices, as well as those who were buckled up improperly or not at all. Throughout the day, officers issued violation tickets for the following:
- 38 use electronic device infractions;
- 7 seatbelt infractions;
- 17 additional violation tickets for other infractions.
Throughout the month of September, police agencies across the province are stepping up enforcement of distracted driving and occupant restraints. See September is Distracted Driving & Occupant Restraint Month for BC Police for more information.
Cpl. Mike MooreMedia Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3
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