Hefty fines handed out to excessive speeders in North Battleford
Three drivers are facing significant fines after two separate traffic stops under the Traffic Safety Act (TSA) by North Battleford Community Safety Officers (CSOs) over the past 24 hours.
The first incident involved a motorist on Pēyak Trail on June 20, 2023. An officer registered a speed of 101 kilometers per hour in a 50 km/h zone. As a result of the speeding, the driver was handed a fine for $809.00.
Community Safety Officers also executed another traffic stop during the morning traffic hour on Wednesday, June 21st, 2023 when an officer observed two vehicles engaged in a race over the bridge heading toward North Battleford. CSOs were able to successfully stop both vehicles after registering a speed of 138 kilometers per hour in an 80 km/hr zone.
Each driver involved in today’s TSA stop was considered a “Novice 2” driver, meaning they are still considered part of the province’s Graduated Driver Licensing Program. The two young drivers each received a fine of $888 and had their vehicles impounded for a total of seven days.
Community Safety Officer Unit Commander Jerry Koliniak reminds the public that excessive speeding does not only have harsh financial impacts with fines and additional insurance costs, but it is extremely dangerous, particularly in cases where speeds are registered at more than 50 km/h above the posted speed limits.
“Speed limits are established and posted clearly to protect the safety of not only vehicle operators and their passengers, but for pedestrians and other motorists,” commented Officer Koliniak.
“It is extremely difficult to maintain proper care and control of a vehicle at those speeds. Incidents that occur when someone is travelling at excessive speeds like we have seen recently in North Battleford can be tragic, fatal, and are one hundred percent preventable.”
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Candace Toma, Public & Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator
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