An 18-year-old St. John's man was stopped by RCMP Traffic Services East this morning on the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) for excessive speeding and was found driving while suspended.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., police stopped a car on the TCH near Middle Gull Pond for traveling 166 km/h. The driver and lone occupant was found to have only a learner's permit, which was suspended. He was ticketed for excessive speeding and driving while suspended and the vehicle was seized and impounded.
The combination of speeding and winter road conditions increases the level of unnecessary risk to drivers and all others who share the roadway. RCMP NL reminds motorists to adjust their driving habits accordingly to winter conditions. This includes traveling at a reduced speed, with an increased following distance between themselves and the vehicle ahead of them and allowing for an increased travel time to reach the intended destination safely.