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Red Deer RCMP stop two individuals travelling at excessive speeds

September 24, 2020 7:59 AM

Red Deer, Alta. – On Sept. 19, Red Deer RCMP Traffic Services were conducting speed enforcement via stationary laser along 19 Street.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., police noted two vehicles that appeared to be racing one another near the Westerner Park entrance. Utilizing a speed measuring instrument, the officer on scene determined one vehicle to be travelling 120 km/h in the posted 70 km/h zone, while the second vehicle was determined to be travelling at 151 km/h.

The drivers of both vehicles were stopped and charged. The driver of the vehicle travelling 50 km/h over the speed limit was issued a violation ticket and fined $495, as well as charged for engaging in a race.

In addition to being charged for racing, the 19-year-old male who was travelling 81 km/h above the posted speed limit has received a court summons. Drivers speeding at more than 50 km/h are subject to a mandatory court appearance where a judge can impose penalties such as a fine or licence suspension.

“Citizens travelling at such extreme speeds pose a serious and concerning risk to the public,” says Sergeant Michael Zufferli with the Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit. “Our focus is to deter these behaviours through enforcement and education.”

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