Surrey RCMP are hoping the public can help provide more information after a suspicious occurrence in Crescent Park on Wednesday (May 31). (Black Press file photo)

Red Deer motorcyclist clocked travelling 126 km/h in residential area

The City of Red Deer is reminding drivers to exercise caution in construction and playground zones.

The city says there have been a number of excessive speeding incidents in recent weeks, including one where a motorcyclist was caught travelling 126 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on 55 Street.

“Fatal collisions often involve drivers excessive speeds, and in this case the offence took place near residential areas and passed multiple intersections. Excessive speeding of this nature puts the driver as well as other members of the public in severe danger,” says Peter Puszka, Superintendent of The City of Red Deer’s Municipal Policing Services.

In another recent incident, Red Deer RCMP’s Traffic Services Unit observed a male motorcyclist driving 92 km/h in a 30 km/h construction zone. The driver was also charged and issued a summons to appear in court. The penalty may include a fine in the thousands of dollars, six months in jail, or both, as well as six demerit points and a suspended license.

In a release, the city noted that speed fines double in construction zones, and that when signage is present, motorist must adhere to that speed limit. Residents can expect to continue seeing enhanced enforcement during the summer months, and throughout the rest of the year.

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