Red Deer RCMP says two drivers were recently charged for travelling at “extreme speeds.”
Police were conducting speed enforcement via stationary laser along 19 this past Saturday. At about 10:15 p.m., officers noted two vehicles that appeared to be racing racing near the Westerner Park entrance.
One of the vehicles was travelling at 120 km/h and the other was going 151 km/h in the 70 km/h zone.
“Citizens travelling at such extreme speeds pose a serious and concerning risk to the public,” said Sgt. Michael Zufferli with the Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit.
“Our focus is to deter these behaviours through enforcement and education.”
The drivers of both vehicles were stopped and charged.
The driver of the vehicle travelling 50 km/h over the speed limit was issued a violation ticket and fined $495, as well as charged for engaging in a race.
In addition to being charged for racing, the 19-year-old man who was travelling 81 km/h above the posted speed limit has received a court summons. Drivers speeding at more than 50 km/h are subject to a mandatory court appearance where a judge can impose penalties such as a fine or licence suspension.