Speeders caught in crackdown

A two-day RCMP speeding crackdown on Hwy 2 nabbed more than 300 lead-footed drivers this week.

A two-day RCMP speeding crackdown on Hwy 2 nabbed more than 300 lead-footed drivers this week.

RCMP from Innisfail, Wetaskiwin and Ponoka and sheriffs from Wetaskiwin, Red Deer and Olds joined forces Wednesday and Thursday in an effort to get drivers to slow down.

There were 306 speeding tickets and 31 tickets for other moving violations handed out by police and sheriffs in marked and unmarked vehicles.

There were also four warrants executed and a drug charge laid during the blitz along the highway in the stretch patrolled by Ponoka and Innisfail Traffic Services.

Reducing speeding is one of the top three priorities in the Alberta Traffic Safety Plan, says a release from Const. Norm Therrien of Innisfail Traffic Services.

“Statistical data indicates speed-related collisions begin to rise dramatically in April and carry through the remainder of the year,” says Therrien.

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