RCMP in western Manitoba nabbed some incredibly fast drivers during Canada Road Safety Week last week.
Officers located in Virden and Dauphin issued 145 traffic tickets, including 126 for speeding. Six of those speeders were travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit.
These are some of the more significant ones:
- On May 15, an 18-year-old woman from Melville, Sask., was fined $914.75 for travelling 166 km/h on the Trans-Canada Highway in the Rural Municipality of North Cypress, near Carberry.
- On May 16, a 24-year-old man from Regina, Sask., was caught travelling 168 km/h on the Trans-Canada Highway in the RM of Whitehead, west of Brandon. He also had an expired driver’s licence and an improperly restrained four-year-old child. He was charged and released on a recognizance to appear in Brandon Provincial Court on June 16.
- On May 16, a 20-year-old man driver from High River, Alta., was charged for driving 158 km/h on the Trans-Canada Highway in the RM of Sifton, near Oak Lake. He was fined $809.50.
- On May 16, a 59-year-old man from the RM of Keys, Sask., was fined $863.50 for travelling 164 km/h while passing several vehicles on Highway 16, west of Minnedosa.
- On May 16, a 54-year-old man from Fairford, Man., was fined $914.75 and charged with careless driving for travelling 126 km/h in a 60 km/h zone in the RM of Alonsa, Manitoba.
- On May 18, a 26-year-old man from Carnduff, Sask., was caught travelling at 182 km/h on Highway 21, south of Griswold, Man. The driver, who had a four-year-old child with him, was charged and released on a recognizance to appear in court on June 20.
Two drivers were also charged for impaired driving and two more were issued roadside suspensions ranging from 24 hours to 15 days.
Four people were killed over the past week on Manitoba roads. In all four collisions, the victims were not wearing a seat belt.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in one of the four collisions. Speeding or driving too fast for the road conditions continues to be a factor in most collisions, RCMP said.