Penticton drivers given $10,000 in fines in 10-hour timeframe

Local drivers apparently are not getting the text message or otherwise when it comes to distracted driving.

Penticton RCMP

Local drivers apparently are not getting the text message or otherwise when it comes to distracted driving.

Members of the Penticton RCMP traffic division did a blitz recently in various areas of the city resulting in 28 charges, approximately $10,000 worth, over a 10-hour period relating to the use of cell phones while driving.

Read more: Students warned about texting and driving

Officers in plainclothes watched for vehicle operators talking or texting, who were then pulled over by waiting members and issued a $368 ticket.

According to Cpl. Ted Manchulenko, despite the steep fines, people are continuing to use their phones, something which results in a large number of serious accidents.

Read more: Penticton woman driving home the message about texting and driving

Just Posted

New acting vice principal for Penticton Secondary School

The Board of Education of School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) announced a new appointment

TGIF: South Okanagan events

Live theatre, concerts, events, art exhibits and more from around the South Okanagan

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

Osoyoos, Oliver jump into grant pool

Oliver applies for $100,000 grant to explore building indoor pool for Osoyoos, Oliver residents

Okanagan’s first Christmas was cold and bleak

Father Pandosy and his crew likely spent their first Christmas cold and hungry

Video: En’owkin project gets $20,000 boost

The En’owkin Centre on the Penticton Indian Reserve is working to restore culture and habitat

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Michaels: Big Brother has become a big letdown

“You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide, but privacy should still have some appeal.”

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

Accused Shuswap drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are ‘golden nuggets:’ researcher

Calves discovered near Prince George in late May. Mother had been killed by a car

Most Read