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RCMP hand out dozens of distracted driving tickets over August long weekend

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A few more distracted driving tickets handed out over the Heritage Day long weekend compared to last year.

RCMP say officers conducted enforcement initiatives across the province from August 2nd to 5th and focused on distracted driving.

There were 68 tickets issued this year – up from 63 last year.

The penalty for distracted driving is a $287 fine and three demerit points.

Mounties are reminding motorists that distracted driving can be extremely dangerous and that drivers and riders should always make sure their focus is on the road.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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