A driver in Vancouver has quite the bill to pay after receiving a pair of distracted driving tickets in just six minutes.
They were first pulled over at 9:49 a.m. on Monday in the 900 block of Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver.
Two distracted driving tickets issued yesterday within six minutes by two different officers to the same driver, in the same car, for using their cell phone. Make road safety a priority. #LeaveYourPhoneAlone #DontDriveDistracted! #VPD #KnowYourPartBC @icbc pic.twitter.com/zbqUhoT4C8— VPD Traffic Unit (@VPDTrafficUnit) March 19, 2019
The Vancouver Police Department officer gave the driver a $368 ticket and sent them on their way.
However, it wasn’t long before they came upon another VPD officer and once again the driver was pulled over for once again using an electronic device while driving.
Maybe they couldn’t wait to text someone their frustrations over the ticket, or post about it on Facebook, but they were pulled over just one block away, in the 800 block of Seymour Street.
The six minutes in between tickets also includes the time it took to write the ticket, so it was likely a matter of seconds between leaving the first officer and being pulled over by the second.
This may have been an odd enough occurrence to make the VPD’s Twitter account, but it’s far from the only driver getting pulled over for distracted driving.
According to Deputy Chief Howard Chow, the VPD handed out more than 250 distracted driving tickets this past weekend alone and more than 1,100 tickets since the start of the month.
Over 250 #distracteddriving tickets from this weekend alone. Since the beginning of March @VPDTrafficUnit has written over 1100 tickets during distracted driving month. #GetHomeSafe @VancouverPD @RoadSafetyBC @icbc pic.twitter.com/vJyrH7knCu— Howard Chow (@DeputyChow) March 19, 2019