Police crack down on vehicle offences

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary issued lots of tickets to drivers in the St. John’s metro area during the month of July.

RNC news 12

According to data released Monday, 196 summary offence tickets were issued from July 1 to Aug. 1. The RNC said its patrol services division paid extra attention to offences related to licensing and equipment regulations outlined in the Highway Traffic Act.

Illegally tinted windows were among the more common issues encountered, with 68 tickets handed out. Police in the Northeast Avalon region issued 48 tickets for using studded tires. The Department of Transportation and Works required all drivers to remove those tires by the end of April.

Other issues encountered by the RNC included vehicles lacking required headlamps (15 tickets) and vehicles with equipment that was not in good working order or securely fastened (14 tickets).

Organizations: Department of Transportation and Works

Geographic location: Avalon

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  • Chris
    August 11, 2014 - 19:34

    This is funny because the other day on a 15 min trip from Paradise to Water Street I saw a half dozen people on cell phone, one person smoking pot, two with no seat belts and four nut bars speeding like maniacs. Give a cop a plain SUV and have them drive around in plain clothes and keep their eyes open. RNC get real!

  • bobby
    August 11, 2014 - 17:44

    cracking down on window tint? don't make sence should be cracking down on all the crime and the scum bags that are getting away with the crimes