Strathcona County RCMP - Excessive Speeders Receive Fines
Strathcona County, Alta – A number of individuals who were charged with excessive speeding offences at various locations throughout Strathcona County recently appeared in court to answer to their charges.
A synopsis of the charges and dispositions are as follows:
- Driving 171 km/h in a 100 km/h zone received a fine of $1500 and a 7 day licence suspension.
- Driving 187 km/h in a 100 km/h zone received a fine of $1500 and a 6 day licence suspension.
- Driving 112 km/h in a 50 km/h zone received a fine of $1500 and a 7 day licence suspension.
- Driving 146 km/h in a 70 km/h zone received a fine of $1500 and a 60 day licence suspension.
Driving a few km/h over the posted speed limit:
- Decreases your field of vision and your peripheral vision;
- Extends the distance required to stop your vehicle;
- Increases the chances that you will lose control of your vehicle;
- Increases the chance of death or injury if there is a collision.
“The faster you’re driving, the harder it is to avoid sudden obstacles and the longer it takes you to stop. Driving at an excessive speed makes you much more likely to cause serious injury or death to yourself or to those around you,” says Cpl. Shayne Gudmundson of the Strathcona County RCMP. “Speed limits exist for public safety reasons, and we are committed to targeting those who place the public in danger.”
The Strathcona County RCMP, Strathcona County RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit and Strathcona County Enforcement Services is committed to ensuring the safety of motorists throughout Strathcona County. Enforcement of traffic laws that target high risk driving behaviours will continue throughout the year in order to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal collisions.