Distracted drivers in Kamloops top the violation list during enforcement campaign

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KAMLOOPS - It would appear Kamloops drivers are forgetting to put down their phones and put on their seatbelts.

Officers from the Kamloops RCMP Traffic Section conducted distracted driving and road safety check stops throughout the city on Nov. 8 and Nov. 17, according to a RCMP media release.

During the first enforcement campaign on Nov. 8, officers handed out 22 violation tickets and two warnings to drivers using electronic devices. Another 20 violations were handed out for failing to wear a seatbelt.

Tickets were also handed out for speeding, failing to stop at a red light and following too close. As well, one warrant was executed and one person had drugs seized.

Police handed out 19 violation tickets and one warning for using an electronic device during the enforcement campaign on Nov. 17. RCMP handed out 15 violation tickets for failing to wear a seatbelt. Nine tickets were written that day for failing to stop at a red light.

Tickets were also issued out for failing to display an 'N' on the vehicle, failing to provide vehicle documents and for speeding. Police also handed out five violation tickets for vehicle defects.

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