Each year, the ban comes into effect on Dec. 15 and residents get their reminders through local media outlets, including the Truro Daily News.
“Officers can issue tickets on the day of the ban,” said Truro Police Service Insp. Rob Hearn. “This year, we had a storm on December 19 and that might explain the large number of tickets issued.”
The ban is necessary to allow crews such as public works to have the roads clear of vehicles for salting and snow removal. It runs from 1 to 7 a.m., or any other time of day when snow clearing is required.
“That being said, once the ban is in effect, the presence of snow or inclement weather is not required for a ticket to be issued,” Hearn said.
The inspector said a change in software for streamlining ticket entries this year doesn’t allow the department access to the old system to see how the numbers of tickets issued compares to previous years.