Some Edmontonians may have developed lead legs during the pandemic.
Edmonton Police reported a drastic increase in speeding incidents so far in 2022, and the city has already surpassed the total number of speeding fines from 2021.
“We are only halfway through the year, and we have already surpassed the number of extreme speeding incidents we saw throughout 2021,” said S/Sgt. James McLeod, with EPS Traffic Enforcement. “Needless to say, this driving behavior increases the severity of collisions on our highways, causing serious injuries and deaths that are completely preventable.”
So far in 2022, 350 speeding fines have been issued for people traveling 40 km/h or more over the speed limit. Which is 98 more fines issued than in 2021.
EPS has also issued 170 speeding fines for people traveling 50 km/h or more over the speed limit. As of July 15, that’s 10 less than all of 2021.
“On Thursday, June 30, 2022, a Ford Mustang was seen traveling 162 km/h in the 60 km/h zone on Gateway Blvd, 102 km/h over the prescribed speed limit. The driver was issued a mandatory subpoena,” EPS said in a statement.
“On Sunday, July 3, 2022, a Toyota Tercel was found traveling at 155 km/h in the marked 60 km/h zone at Anthony Henday Drive on Lessard Road, 95 km/h over the prescribed speed limit. The driver is issued a mandatory subpoena. ”
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