Red Deer, Alberta – Around noon on Oct. 5, 2021, a Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit member conducting speed enforcement observed a vehicle travelling at an extreme rate of speed on 19 St, near the Inglewood community.
As the vehicle travelled eastbound on 19 St. approaching 30 Ave., the officer measured the speed of the vehicle at 128 km/h as it passed Irwin Ave. As this area is a 70 km/h zone, the motorist was found speeding 58 km/h over the speed limit. Due to the extreme speed, the 17-year-old male driver received a mandatory court date, which is scheduled for Nov. 8, 2021. Due to the age of the driver, a Notice to Parent was also served.
“Driving at such a high rate of speed in the city is very dangerous. Not only is it a costly offence, but it also puts the safety of all road users – motorist and pedestrians – at risk, and can have lasting, life-altering effects,” says Sgt. Mike Zufferli, Red Deer RCMP.
Pending the outcome of the court date, the driver may face a licence suspension.
The Red Deer RCMP is committed to community safety and will continue to conduct traffic stop initiatives throughout the year with the goal of keeping the roads safe for everyone. If you witness dangerous driving, please report it to police, providing the licence plate number and driver description when possible.
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