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Speeding over the long weekend a big ticket item

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April 6, 2021

 

“We understand that many citizens are likely experiencing cabin fever to the max…”

Some high flyers were brought back to earth over the Easter long weekend. In some cases, people were driving in excess of 65 km/h over the posted speed limit, using city streets as their own personal speedways, says TES Staff Sgt. James McLeod.

“We understand that many citizens are likely experiencing cabin fever to the max these days, as a result of being stuck at home during the pandemic. That, however, doesn’t give anyone the right to hit city streets and drive with reckless abandon, placing themselves and others around them in serious jeopardy. It’s not going to be tolerated,” McLeod said.

One incident in particular especially drew McLeod’s ire. On Saturday, April 3, 2021, at approximately 5:15 p.m., a TES member observed a BMW 750i travelling 163 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone along Anthony Henday Drive near 137 Avenue.

The driver was immediately pulled over by an TES member. While engaging in conversation with the male driver, the officer noticed he had his month-old daughter in the passenger seat. The driver was subsequently issued a mandatory court appearance summons.

Other serious speeding infractions encountered over the holiday weekend included:

  • A white BMW was stopped for travelling 165 km/h in a marked 100 km/h zone on Anthony Hendy/ Yellowhead Trail. The driver was issued a mandatory court summons.
  • A black Dodge Ram was travelling 111 km/h in the posted 60 km/h zone on Anthony Henday/184 Street. The driver was issued a mandatory court summons.
  • A VW Jetta was travelling 153 km/h in the posted 100 km/h zone on Anthony Henday Drive/184 Street. The driver was issued a mandatory court summons.
  • A white Toyota Scion FR-S was travelling 101 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the Walterdale Bridge. The driver was issued a mandatory court summons.
  • A black Dodge Ram was travelling 126 km/h in a 60 km/h zone at Ray Gibbon Drive SB/137 Avenue. The driver was issued a mandatory court summons.
  • A Grand Cherokee Jeep SRT was travelling 142 km/h in a 90 km/h zone at Calgary Trail/23 Avenue. The driver was issued a mandatory court summons.
  • A Dodge Caravan was travelling 155 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Manning Drive/17 Street. The Class 7 driver (Alberta Learners Licence) was issued a mandatory court summons.
  • A white Chev Impala was travelling 126 km/h in a 70 km/h zone on Manning Freeway SB/Anthony Henday Drive. The driver was issued a mandatory court summons.

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