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By Angela Gemmill
A lesson in vehicle modifications from police to local teens.
An officer with the Greater Sudbury Police Traffic Management Unit, who also has ten years experience as a mechanic, spoke to 20 students in the Auto Shop class at Lockerby Composite School this morning.
Constable Andrew Hinds says he and his fellow officers are always fielding questions about legal or illegal changes to vehicles.
He says it’s not always teenagers who are stopped for infractions to the Highway Traffic Act, involving modifications.
Some of the more frequent modifications that Greater Sudbury Police have ticketed local drivers for are tinted windows, coloured lights, excessive smoke, loud mufflers and obscured windshields.
Other infractions Hinds touched on in his presentation were: seatbelts, license plates and nitrous oxide systems.
He also discussed the importance of safety when behind the wheel, including not using a hand-held device while driving, and included display screens and entertainment devices in his warning.