RCMP Traffic Services West suspends novice driver’s licence for aggressive speeding

February 10, 2020
Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release


RCMP Traffic Services West seizes vehicle traveling 157 kms/hr on TCH near Pasadena on February 6, 2020.

A 17-year-old novice driver of Deer Lake is now suspended from driving following a traffic stop conducted by RCMP Traffic Services West on the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) yesterday afternoon.

At approximately 3:00 p.m., police were on the TCH east of Pasadena and observed a vehicle passing traffic at a high rate of speed. Speeds as high as 157 kms/hr were captured on the radar.

The officer conducted a traffic stop, issued a ticket for speeds more than 51 kms/hr above the speed limit, suspended the driver's licence and seized and impounded the vehicle.

NL reminds motorists that aggressive speeds create reduced reaction times and places the driver, as well as all others, at unnecessary risk.


Contact information

RCMP Traffic Services West

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