35% of Vehicles Speeding on Some Fort Saskatchewan Streets; Police Monitor to Identify Excessive Speed Zones

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – On October 5, 2016, The Heartland Citizens on Patrol, along with Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and Municipal Enforcement members, engaged in a traffic radar event with the purpose of identifying areas of excessive speed in Fort Saskatchewan in order to plan for future Traffic Enforcement Operations. No violation tickets were issued during this operation, however the results are as follows.

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In Westpark between the hours of 7am to 8am the speed of 176 vehicles were captured using a hand held radar; 38 (22percent) of those vehicles exceeded the posted speed limit of 50kph. The same activity/location was conducted at the close of the day during rush hour between 4:30pm and 5:30pm, during this period 388 vehicles were captured with 66 (17 percent) of those vehicles exceeding the posted speed limit.

In the area of Cemetery Road during the same hours the speed of 259 vehicles were captured using a hand held radar; 91 (35 percent) of those vehicles exceeded the posted speed limit of 50kph. The same activity/location was conducted at the close of the day during rush hour between 4:30pm and 5:30pm, during this period 445 vehicles were captured with 42 (9.4 percent) of those vehicles exceeding the posted speed limit.

The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP, Municipal Enforcement and the Heartland Citizens on Patrol would like to remind all motorists to drive with care and obey the posted speed limits. West Park Drive is a bus route for City Transportation as well as for School buses and contains numerous bus stops where both residents and students are often present and crossing the road. Future operations will result in violation tickets being issued. Please help to keep our roadways safe by ensuring that we as drivers adhere to the posted speed limits and drive according to roadway conditions.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP


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