Teen caught going twice the speed limit in Corner Brook
Girl, 17, had licence suspended for a week for going 102 in a 50 km/h zone
A teenager had her licence suspended after police caught her going 102 km/h in a residential area.
The posted speed limit on West Valley Road, where the girl was pulled over, is 50 km/h.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the vehicle was stopped without incident.
The 17-year-old driver was ticketed for speeding in excess of 51 km/h over the posted limit.
She had her driver's licence suspended for a week as as result.
Last year, the Newfoundland and Labrador government amended its Highway Traffic Act to bring in harsher penalties for people going more than 50 km/h over the speed limit.
Those penalties include an automatic seven-day licence suspension, as well as the driver's vehicle being impounded for three days.
Drivers also receive four demerit points and a minimum $520 fine for a first offence.