Social Media Surfing Ends Up Costing over $500 in Fines

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Victoria BC- Officers are reminding people to use better judgement after a driver was ticketed after checking a social media account while driving.

Officers were on routine patrol on Saturday night when they observed the glow of an electronic device while a driver was stopped at a red light. The officers, who were driving a fully marked police car, stopped next to the vehicle of the offending motorist. One of the officers got out of the vehicle and tapped on the window. The officer noticed that the driver was surfing a popular social media platform.

The driver was issued a ticket for using an electronic device while driving (his third in three years) and a no seatbelt ticket.