Unsafe driving in Nova Scotia will be dealt with

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HALIFAX, N.S. — Drivers who disobey traffic control in construction areas will have demerit points tacked onto their driver’s record under legislation that was proclaimed on Aug. 23.

Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works, says he wants to protect his staff and contractors who are trying to guide motorists through highway construction zones. He says these people perform such a valuable service and deserve to be protected.

Drivers who don’t obey the speed limits or the directions of the controller will get four demerit points and they will remain on a driver’s record for two years. Drivers are also now required to stop in emergency situations where department vehicles display flashing red lights and a Stop, Do Not Pass sign.

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