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Delta Police on lookout for distracted drivers
The Delta Police will join forces with police from around the province this month to target distracted drivers.
With students back in class for the new school year, local sidewalks and crosswalks are once again full of children.
The local department is taking part in ICBC Road Safety’s provincial campaign by issuing a range of penalties to drivers who aren’t paying attention to the road.
Delta Police Department’s traffic and patrol sections will focus their attention on specific distracted driving offences at selected locations in Delta over the course of the month.
Drivers who are caught holding, operating, communicating on or watching the screen of a hand-held electronic communication device, as well as texting or operating a built-in or hand-held GPS devices can expect to be pulled over by local officers.
The minimum fine for distracted driving is $167 and can include up to three penalty points depending on the offence.
Distracted driving is the third leading cause of fatal car crashes in B.C., with an average of 91 deaths per year due to distractions such as using a personal electronic device behind the wheel.