Twitter snares 29 Sackville drivers
Twitter users helped RCMP snare 29 dangerous drivers in Sackville, N.S., this month.
Const. Tammy Lobb said someone tweeted the RCMP to complain drivers were ignoring the stop signs and flashing red lights at the intersection of Millwood Drive and Beaver Bank Cross Road. That made conditions dangerous for motorists and pedestrians.
"In response to feedback over the @RCMPNS Twitter account, RCMP in Sackville conducted a stop-sign enforcement blitz at the three-way stop," Lobb said.
Officers issued 24 summary offence tickets and five warnings at the intersection in February.
"It is the duty of every driver to stop at a stop sign, look carefully for pedestrians or traffic and only proceed when it is clear and safe to do so," Lobb said.
Earlier this week, Halifax Regional Police said more people were tweeting crime tips to its officers.