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.”
Red Deer RCMP