Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Victoria, BC – Officers wrote 74 tickets to drivers who were using an electronic device behind the wheel during a plain-clothes operation that targeted distracted driving throughout the month of September.

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of death and injury on B.C. roads. In an effort to help make our roads safer, the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and ICBC provided support for focussed distracted driving enforcement this past month.

Traffic officers in plain clothes took to high-collision intersections and roadways once a week throughout the month of September as part of our efforts to curb distracted driving. These officers were backed up by officers in uniform who pulled the distracted drivers over and issued tickets.

A uniformed officer assists in distracted driving enforcement

Officers issued:

  • 73 tickets for using an electronic device while driving;
  • 1 ticket for email/text while driving;
  • 2 tickets for using an electronic device while driving in violation of a driver’s license restriction;
  • 6 violation tickets;
  • 3 written warnings.

Our officers will continue to focus on distracted driving enforcement in the months ahead.