On Friday, Aug. 2 a female driver heading north on Highway 5 was distracted by her two grandchildren in the back seat of the vehicle. When she turned to look at the road ahead of her, all she saw was the back bumper of a slowed down, turning vehicle.
In an attempt to avoid the crash she swerved into oncoming traffic in the lane next to her, causing her to collide head-on with another driver.
The other driver sustained serious injuries and was flown off by air ambulance to the Kamloops Hospital.
Road check rewarded
On Aug. 7 a short road check in Little Fort near Highway 24 resulted in a 12-hour driving suspension (occurs when an “N” driver has ANY amount of alcohol in him or her) as well as a traffic ticket for failing to display an “N” and for consuming liquor in public place.
Clearwater General Duty RCMP along with the Southeast Traffic section of the RCMP wrote a grand total of 354 traffic violation tickets during the month of July.
Remember to watch your speed, wear your seatbelts, and stay off your cellphones.
A friendly reminder from the RCMP that bike helmets are required for persons of any age while riding a bike.
There has been an increased number of riders without helmets these days. If you were to receive a ticket for not wearing a helmet it would cost you $29.