August 26, 2013 - 12:08 PM
VERNON - Police say they're surprised so many were riding without seatbelts as they conducted a check stop near the overpass north of the city.
The check was set up Aug. 23 on Highway 97 and 97A. Mounties issued 14 seatbelt tickets, 24 for tinted windows, two for cell phone use, three for stop sign violations and two more for other violation tickets. There were 15 warnings issued.
Tinting of windows, specifically tinting applied to the driver and passenger front windows which consists of film and applied as a sticker, is not permitted under the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.
7.05(8) Motor Vehicle Act Regulations
No person shall drive or operate on a highway a motor vehicle which has affixed to or placed on the windshield or a window any material that reduces the light transmitted through the windshield.
Members of the N.O.Traffic Services wish to remind everyone of the fines associated with window tinting, the potential to have an inspection order placed on their vehicles to ensure compliance and the potential insurance and civil liability which can result should such a vehicle be involved in a collision. Police will continue to take enforcement action with motorists found operating vehicles with window tint. Simply driving in BC while operating a vehicle which is licensed in another Province IS NOT AN EXEMPTION
Aircraft down in pasture, in the Commonage Hill area known as the pasture lands, the air craft had a rough landing but was alright, one person on board at the time the pilot was not injured. He went back to the airport where he spoke police and the airport manager. The will remove the aircraft later today.
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