A driver who flew from their home in northern Vancouver to Vancouver Island became the first person to be fined for violating current restrictions on essential travel in BC.
The RCMP initially dragged an unidentified driver for driving on South Vancouver Island on May 1.
An officer spoke with the driver and determined that the reason for being on the island was not necessary.
The officer issued 75,575 tickets under the Emergency Planning Act and told the driver to “return to the Lower Mainland immediately.”
The driver received a ticket for initial driving offenses.
Non-essential travel in BC is limited to three areas, areas closed by Fraser and Vancouver Coast Health officials; Northern and Interior Health Officers; And Vancouver Island.
Set up by RCMP Road tests on highway corridors Connects the mainland zones to establish the rules.
Tickets have not been issued at any of the checks installed so far on Highways 1, 3, 5 and 99.
BC There are no check stops around the Ferris terminals. Boat crews are advised to ask passengers the reason for the trip, and refuse to accept bookings for recreational vehicles such as campers and trailers.
RCMP Holly Durton, officer in charge of the PC Highway Patrol, said many essential passengers who had been stopped during highway checks had returned voluntarily after updating the RCMP rules.
“I was so impressed that the people we met on these road tests, the majority, were clearly involved in essential journeys. We had to get around a very few people,” Durton said.