Police looking for speeding drivers

  • Oct. 3, 2008 3:00 p.m.

Islanders should slow down as police step up traffic enforcement next weekend. Constable Dave Buchanan of the Masset RCMP detachment says police all over the islands will be cracking down on speed, seatbelts and aggressive driving between Oct. 10-13 as part of a national enforcement campaign. “There will be more members on the road writing traffic tickets,” he says of the joint effort between Masset and Queen Charlotte RCMP. Hot spots include regions on the edges of islands communities where town speed limits (50 km/h) are still in effect. Constable Buchanan said he’s clocked drivers at 90 km/h in the 50 km/h zone heading south out of Masset. He says there will be zero tolerance for infractions, especially impaired driving, over the weekend. Speeding tickets can range from $138 to $196 and excessive speed fines (40 km over limit) start at $368.

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