Richmond RCMP recently pulled over a couple engaged in a sexual act while driving.
Richmond RCMP provided the following Tweet about the situation:
One of our officers stopped a ? w/ a couple engaged in coitus while driving. License & registration took longer than expected to produce…
— Richmond RCMP (@RichmondRCMP) June 8, 2016
In reply to a follow up Tweet asking if the couple had received a ticket, Richmond RCMP simply Tweeted back “Yes”. The driver was given a $368 ticket for driving without due care and attention and a $167 fine for a seat belt violation. The driver would most likely have been ticketed under the following sections of the Motor Vehicle Act:
Careless driving prohibited
144 (1) A person must not drive a motor vehicle on a highway
(a) Without due care and attention,
Seat belt assembly
(4) A person in a motor vehicle being driven or operated on a highway must, if the motor vehicle has properly attached to it a seat belt assembly for the seating position occupied by that person, wear the complete seat belt assembly in a properly adjusted and securely fastened manner.
From a lawyer’s perspective, although this story has a humorous angle, this amounts to some pretty reckless behaviour. It’s always best to avoid an accident in the first place and avoid legal proceedings all together.