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Vehicle impounded after driver caught speeding 76 km/h over limit, say RCMP

P.E.I. RCMP say they impounded a vehicle in Cornwall Friday morning after catching the driver going close to double the speed limit.

Vehicle going 166 km/h in 90 zone, police say

RCMP on P.E.I. dealt with a spate of excessive speeding in the spring. (Travis Kingdon/CBC)

P.E.I. RCMP say they impounded a vehicle in Cornwall Friday morning after catching the driver going close to double the speed limit.

Const. Jamie Parsons tweeted the vehicle was travelling 166 km/h in a 90 zone. The incident happened at 9 a.m.

In the spring RCMP on P.E.I. dealt with a spate of excessive speeding, including three incidents of vehicles driven over 180 km/h in just two days at the end of May.

RCMP warn that at high speeds it can take up to 250 metres to stop in an emergency, and that vehicles are not designed to keep passengers safe at those speeds.

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