Mounties issue tickets for texting
Kamloops Mounties handed out seven tickets for texting while driving during the first of many distracted-driving enforcement blitzes this month.
On Monday, Oct. 15, police were First Avenue and Columbia Street looking for drivers talking and texting while driving.
In addition to the seven tickets for distracted driving, Mounties handed out nine tickets for seatbelt violations and two tickets for failing to stop at a red light.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said the enforcement will continue for about a month — and noted there are no excuses.
"We've done everything we can to warn people," he said. "It's no secret."