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Drivers not getting message

Kelowna traffic cops busted more than two dozen distracted drivers or drivers not wearing seat belts on Thursday.

Officers issued 25 violation tickets in just 90 minutes on Springfield Road.

Most of those were for use of an electronic device while driving. The remainder were for failing to wear seat belts.

That doesn't even take into account speeders. And there were numerous other vehicles police were unable to stop because all the team members were already tied up with other vehicles.

One distracted driver was noted to have five previous convictions for using an electronic device while driving.  

“The fine for using an electronic device while driving remains at $368,” says Cpl. Tania Carroll. “By taking your attention off of the roadway for even just a moment, you greatly increase the chance of being involved in a collision.”



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