Summerland RCMP observe distracted motorists

Police in Summerland are concerned with the number of motorists who have been using cell phones and other wireless devices while driving.

Police in Summerland are concerned with the number of motorists who have been using cell phones and other wireless devices while driving.

In the past week, police received four complaints about drivers who were using wireless devices while driving.

Sgt. Stephane Lacroix of the Summerland RCMP detachment said the results of a recent crackdown of distracted drivers in Penticton was disappointing.

In Summerland, he said Speed Watch volunteers will record licence numbers of motorists who are driving while texting or talking on their cellular phones.

Drivers are allowed to use a hands-free wireless device.

Penalties for using a wireless device while driving include a fine of $167 and three points against the driver’s licence.