CORNWALL – City police handed out 175 tickets during the month of May during the Cornwall Police Service road and bicycle safety campaign.
Officers were clamping down on how people ride bicycles, e-bikes and scooters within the city limits.
There were a total of 175 Highway Traffic Act and municipal bylaw enforcement tickets.
Here’s the breakdown of the charges and citations obtained by Cornwall Newswatch through a request to the police department:
- 7 cyclists were charged for riding their bicycle on the sidewalk
- 4 were charged with failing to wear a proper helmet on a power-assisted bicycle
- 1 cyclist was charged for riding in crossover
- 1 cyclist was charged for riding in a crosswalk
- 4 cyclists used improper arm signals
- 2 cyclists failed to stop, while another failed to identify themselves
- 4 cyclists had improper bicycle lighting
- 1 cyclist had improper brakes
- 10 cyclists failed to have a horn on their bicycle
- 8 cyclists failed to stop at a stop sign
- 1 cyclist travelled the wrong way in one-way traffic
It was also a road safety month campaign and the following Highway Traffic Act charged were laid in May:
- 30 drivers were found to not be wearing their seat belts
- 4 passengers were found to not be wearing their seat belts
- 22 drivers failed to stop at a red light
- 3 drivers were charged for racing
- 10 drivers failed to stop at a stop sign
Police are also reminding people, now that summer is there and school’s out, every roadway user should slow down and pay attention to their surroundings.