RCMP conduct ‘mock vehicle stop’ in Kings County
The RCMP was educating the public this week about what to do when an emergency vehicle is stopped on the side of the road and how fast not to go on Island highways.
On Thursday, Kings District RCMP conducted a “mock vehicle stop” in the community of New Perth.
A police vehicle was positioned at the side of the road with full emergency lights activated. Passing vehicles had their speed and actions observed, and those who didn’t adhere to the rules of the Highway Traffic Act when passing a stopped emergency vehicle were given documentation to explain what they did wrong.
In total, 22 vehicles were stopped for not slowing down to half their speed and making enough room for officers entering or exiting the police cruiser.
RCMP also conducted a checkpoint in Mount Mellick that same day. Driving infractions in that community included 40 speeding tickets, all of which were for infractions for driving more than 25 km/h over the posted speed limit. The highest speed recorded was 152 km/h.
Two tickets were also issued for people driving without a valid licence.