Queens District, Prince Edward Island – This week the RCMP have charged two more drivers with Speeding in Excess of 60 km/hr Over the Speed Limit and impounded their vehicles.
On Monday August 10th, at 7:15 pm, an RCMP member on patrol on Highway #1 in New Haven apprehended a 23 year-old male driver going 168 km/hr in a posted 70 km/hr zone, 98 km/hr over the posted speed limit. The driver was issued a ticket with a fine and surcharge of $1030 and had his vehicle impounded for 24 hours.
On Thursday August 13th, at 5:50 pm, the same RCMP officer was on patrol on Highway #1 in Hampton when he apprehended a 19 year-old male driver going 154 km/hr in a posted 90 km/hr zone, 64 km/hr over the speed limit. The driver was issued a ticket with a fine and surcharge of $680 and had his vehicle impounded for 24 hours.
The number of drivers being apprehended for driving at speeds over 60 km/hr over posted limits continues to be a concern for the RCMP. Drivers apprehended at these speeds should be aware that they may face reviews of their driver’s licenses and possible suspensions, increased insurance rates, criminal charges, and most significantly, the much greater potential of death or serious injury these speeds pose for themselves, other highway users, and pedestrians.
Prince Edward Island RCMP
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