Friday, May 11, 2018

North District RCMP to keep watch for High Risk Driving behaviour through May

Speeding, Distracted Driving and other traffic concerns all make for
the checklist for RCMP members across the Northwest this moth
as the travel season for British Columbians getting underway

With the month of May signalling the start of summer driving season for British Columbians, members of RCMP detachments across Northwestern British Columbia will be increasing their efforts to keep the highways safe, set to conduct enhanced enforcement to educate the driving public and target those who show high risk driving behaviours.
Your driving habits are on
display both on the ground
and from the air

The volume of traffic on the province's highways increases significantly during the travel season and as we begin to head out on the roads in May, the need to be aware of what is considered high risk activity is key to the education part of the RCMP's plans.

Towards that hey have released a list of some of the more dangerous activities that motorists may engage in while on the roads, and while not a full list, the nine below are some of the more common issues that the RCMP have to deal with:

Excessive Speed 
Driving without Due Care and Attention 
Driving without Reasonable Consideration 
Use of Electronic Device while Driving 
Emailing or Texting while Driving 
Following too closely 
Ignoring traffic control devices 
Improper passing 

The May campaign ia a province wide effort, you can learn more about the watch for High Risk Driving from this information release from the BC RCMP's Traffic Services office.

For more items related to Emergency Responders in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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