Nfld. & Labrador

Teen caught going twice the speed limit in Corner Brook

Police suspended the licence of a 17-year-old girl, after she was caught going 102 km/h in a residential area.

Girl, 17, had licence suspended for a week for going 102 in a 50 km/h zone

The 17-year-old girl had her licence suspended for a week, after being clocked going 102 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. (RNC)

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.

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