RCMP con­duct ‘mock ve­hi­cle stop’ in Kings County

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

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.

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