Red Deer RCMP (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer RCMP (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer youth fined for driving 58 km/h over speed limit in city

Red Deer RCMP have fined a driver for hitting speeds of 128 km/h within city limits.

Around noon on Oct. 5, a Red Deer RCMP officer doing traffic enforcement observed a vehicle travelling at an extreme rate of speed on 19 Street, near the Inglewood community.

As the vehicle travelled eastbound on 19 Street, approaching 30 Avenue., the officer measured the speed of the vehicle at 128 km/h as it passed Irwin Avenue.

This area is a 70 km/h zone, and the motorist was found speeding 58 km/h over the speed limit.

As the offence involved extreme speed, the 17-year-old male driver received a mandatory court date, scheduled for Nov. 8. Due to the age of the driver, his parents were also served a notice.

“Driving at such a high rate of speed in the city is very dangerous. Not only is it a costly offence, but it also puts the safety of all road users – motorist and pedestrians – at risk, and can have lasting, life-altering effects,” says Sgt. Mike Zufferli, Red Deer RCMP.

The driver may face a licence suspension.