A new driver has been fined $730 dollars, and had his car impounded, after being pulled over for speeding in Commercial Cross, PEI.
On October 11, 2021, around 9:40 p.m., a member of the Kings District RCMP was patrolling when he noticed a vehicle travelling on Route 4 at a high rate of speed. The member logged the vehicle travelling at 143 km/h – 63 km/h over the posted speed limit – before pulling it over. The driver, a 17-year-old boy on a graduated licence, had his vehicle immediately impounded for 24 hours at his expense.
"Speeding is one of the most common contributing factors to fatal crashes," says Sgt. Leanne Butler with the Kings District RCMP. "Not only are you putting yourself at risk when travelling at those speeds, but you are also putting those around you in danger. It's so important that young drivers learn the serious consequences of speeding before anyone is seriously injured or killed."
The PEI RCMP are reminding motorists to always obey the speed limit, wear their seatbelt and drive sober to help keep Island roads safe for everyone.