Local RCMP step up stops for impaired driving

A sharp rise in car crashes caused by impaired or speeding drivers has local police reminding islanders to drive safe.

  • Nov. 22, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Drive sober, and watch your speed.

A sharp rise in car crashes caused by impaired or speeding drivers has local police reminding islanders to drive safe.

Over the last six months, Haida Gwaii drivers have been involved in 62 per cent more collisions than last year.

In response, local RCMP are stepping up road checks for impaired and unsafe drivers something that is especially important in dark, rainy winter weather.

“Remember, the posted speed limit is the maximum allowed in ideal weather and road conditions,” said a release by the Queen Charlotte RCMP.

“Drivers can be charged for driving too fast for road conditions.”

Anyone driving too fast for road conditions faces a fine of $167 and a loss of three points of his or her driving record.

 

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