Two drivers charged over the weekend in North Battleford area for excessive speeds

Two drivers were charged near North Battleford between May 29 and 30 as a result of speeds in excess of 50 km/hr over the applicable speed limit. 

On May 29, at approximately 6:11 p.m., an officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP North Battleford Traffic Services Unit was conducting enforcement when he determined via radar that a vehicle was driving at a speed of 132 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone. The 19-year-old male driver was charged under the Traffic Safety Act for speeding in excess of 50 km/hr over the posted speed limit. The driver was issued a summary offence ticket in the amount of $820.

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On May 30, at approximately 6:28 p.m., an officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP North Battleford Traffic Services Unit was conducting enforcement when he determined via radar that a vehicle was driving at a speed of 136 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone. The 17-year-old male driver was charged under the Traffic Safety Act for speeding in excess of 50 km/hr over the posted speed limit. The driver was issued a summary offence ticket in the amount of $865.

The driver also had his driver’s license suspended for three days in Saskatchewan and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. 

Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic Services says it continues to work diligently to make our roads and communities safe.

“We need the help of the public in achieving this goal and we thank the public for their support and cooperation. We encourage anyone who witnesses impaired driving or aggressive driving to phone their local police detachment or dial 911.”

 

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