VPD issued 1,600 distracted driving tickets in March

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The Vancouver Police Department say they’ve issued more than 1,600 distracted driving tickets for the month of March.

The ticket blitz was part of a month-long campaign to combat distracted driving which kills dozens of British Columbians annually.

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SEE ALSO: Cherry picker used by RCMP to nab distracted drivers in North Van

“Distracted driving puts everyone on the road at risk – it’s one of the leading causes of crashes with pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists,” says Lindsay Matthews, ICBC’s director responsible for road safety.

The minimum fine for distracted driving is $167.

Other police detachments employed some unique tactics to nab distracted drivers throughout March. The North Vancouver RCMP used a cherry picker to spot people texting or talking on their phones while driving.

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