Mounties nabbed dozens of distracted drivers during a roadside traffic stop in Kamloops on Tuesday, the first day of school.
In total, Kamloops RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services issued 42 tickets for using an electronic device while driving and 31 tickets for failing to wear a seatbelt.
The blitz occurred at Summit Drive and Columbia Street West in Sahali.
Seven other tickets were issued for various traffic infractions, according to police.
“Avoiding a violation ticket or, even worse, a collision is easily prevented,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said in a release. “Simply drive distraction-free and wear your seatbelt at all times.”
Shelkie said drivers can expect to see an increased police presence on Kamloops roads throughout September, which is Distracted Driving and Occupant Restraint Month.