On January 2, 2020, at approximately 1:45 p.m., RCMP Traffic Services Central conducted radar enforcement on the Trans-Canada Highway, west of Gander. A vehicle was observed travelling at an extremely high rate of speed in the posted 100 km/hr speed zone.
Radar readings determined the vehicle was travelling at speeds as high as 182 km/hr. A traffic stop was conducted and the 17-year-old novice driver, was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for speeding more than 51 km/hr above the posted speed limit. Police seized his driver's licence and impounded the vehicle.
RCMP NL reminds drivers to obey the posted speed limit. Consequences for a first offence of excessive speeding include a fine of $520.00, on-the-spot three-day impoundment of a vehicle and a suspension of a person's driver's licence.
RCMP NL remains committed to the enforcement of aggressive drivers and road safety.