Nighttime speeding results in court appearance

High Prairie, Alberta – A man from High Prairie, Alberta, now has a Boyle court date after a local highway patrol officer stopped a vehicle for travelling at 182 km/h during the night.

On Sept. 23, just before 10 p.m., a member of the RCMP-Alberta Sheriffs Boyle Integrated Traffic Unit was conducting patrols on Highway 831 near the Boyle Fish Pond when he observed a vehicle travelling at a very high rate of speed. The speed limit at the location was 100 km/h. The speed of the vehicle was verified using radar.

A 25-year-old was issued a summons for Boyle Provincial Court Nov. 27.

RCMP and Alberta sheriffs remind motorists that speeding has a direct relationship to an increase in stopping distances, one’s ability to react to traffic control devices and hazards, and severity of injuries in a crash. These driving factors are also exacerbated with darkness.

Charges of speeding for more than 50 km/h over the speed limit are dealt with by way summonses, and mandatory court appearance.

Convictions come with a maximum fine of $2,300 and a driver’s licence suspension of up to 90 days.

Integrated Traffic Units consist of RCMP Traffic Services members and Sheriff Highway Patrol officers working together in a collaborative effort to deliver effective and efficient traffic safety services to Albertans, with a focus on identified enforcement priorities.

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