POLICE: Counter attack active over the holidays
Safety on the roads was taken seriously by the West Kootenay Traffic Services over the holidays with roadblocks apprehending 95 drivers under a variety of violations.
Cpl. John Ferguson of the services reported that Christmas travellers are still engaging in risky driving behaviour.
“People still seem to like to talk on the phone and not wear their seatbelt while driving as 10 people were charged for distracted driving and 60 seatbetl charges were issued,” said Ferguson in his report. “In December only one fatality occurred – which is one too many.”
With many roadblocks around the West Kootenay / Boundary regions, there were nine impaired charges, 3 drivers impaired by drugs, as well as 13 24-hour or three-day immediate roadside prohibitions issued.