All communities, Yukon – Construction work and traffic delays on Yukon highways is the reality this summer, and so is the continued disregard for construction zone speed limits.
“I think we are beyond the token ‘the RCMP would like to remind drivers’ line,” says Cpl. Natasha Dunmall, RCMP Traffic Services. “There are multiple warnings and signs posted by the Yukon Government and contracted construction crews to remind drivers of current speed limits; electronic boards, reduced speed limit signs and orange construction signs to name a few. Some drivers are just not taking the construction zone speed limits seriously.”
RCMP Traffic Services have encountered vehicles travelling at speeds between 130-150km/h in construction zones, which generally have posted speed limits ranging from 30-70km/h.
The RCMP has heard complaints of careless driving from both motorists with broken windows and construction crews. Construction zones are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the Yukon. These speed limits are in place not only for your safety, but the safety of construction crews and those around you.
RCMP across the Yukon are actively monitoring these speed zones and will continue to ticket offenders.
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