82 motorists ticketed for distracted driving

82 motorists ticketed for distracted driving

Over 7 1/2 hours during two separate road checks, police issued 82 tickets to drivers allegedly using electronic devices behind the wheel.

The remainder of the fines issued were for vehicle defects, failing to wear seat belts and not possessing a valid driver's licence. Jesse O'Donaghey says in the release.

"The fine for using an electronic device while driving remains at $368", O'Donaghey said.

On November 25th RCMP traffic cops set up an operation specifically targeting distracted drivers. In about four and a half hours Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section officers issued 64 fines, 46 of them for the use of an electronic device while driving. During a almost three hour period officers handed out 36 violation tickets to drivers for the illegal use of an electronic device while behind the wheel. "By taking your attention off of the roadway for even just a moment you greatly increase the chance of being involved in a collision". We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles.