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Cops hand out 49 tickets to Kelowna drivers in one afternoon

It was an expensive afternoon for nearly 50 law-breaking Kelowna drivers on Tuesday.

RCMP officers were out in a pair of locations, looking for drivers who were either driving without a seatbelt on or handling their electronic devices behind the wheel.

Apparently, those drivers weren’t hard to find.

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“We issued 49 violation tickets,” said Sgt. Mark Booth. “Thirty-five for using an electronic device and 14 for failure to wear a seatbelt.”

Booth said that officers would be continuing this type of enforcement throughout the week, so “make sure you’re obeying the rules of the road.”

For first-time offenders, driving without a seatbelt costs $167, while handling an electronic device behind the wheel warrants a $368 fine and four demerit points.



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