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More than 900 traffic tickets given out to Richmond drivers in March

Richmond RCMP focused on three high-crash intersections last month.
Police use Approved Screening Devices to check if people are drinking and driving.

Road Safety Unit highlights key traffic safety outcomes for the month of March

Richmond RCMP gave out 939 traffic tickets in March, which included 23 for impaired driving, 207 for speeding and 168 for distracted driving.

Three intersections were identified in March by RCMP as high-volume crash areas – these were the intersections of No. 1 and Francis roads, No. 4 and Cambie roads and No. 3 Road and Granville Avenue.

Officers will continue to monitor these areas closely and take necessary enforcement actions, RCMP said in a media release.

“As we transition into spring, it’s vital for drivers to maintain vigilance,” said Sgt. Eric Baskette with the RCMP Road Safety Unit. “Adjusting to the changing conditions and staying attentive behind the wheel can significantly impact our collective safety.”

March was designated by the BC Chiefs of Police and ICBC as Distracted Driving Awareness & Enforcement month, and the road safety unit participated in several operations aimed at reducing these violations.

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