Edmonton Police Urges Motorists to Slow Down • Motorcycle Driver Clocked at 129km/hr on High Level Bridge

EPS clocked drivers on the High Level Bridge on Wednesday. Every time they do this, drivers are caught going twice the limit.

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Police Service is urging motorists to slow it down out there. They held a ticketing event on the High Level Bridge a few evenings back and have come to the conclusion, once again, that drivers are not maintaining legal, nor safe, speeds.

Members of the Edmonton Police Specialized Traffic Operations Section were enforcing traffic on the High Level Bridge on the evening of September 21, 2016.

During their enforcement, they came across 16 people breaking the law.

The most ridiculous of the bunch that were caught was a motorcycle driver caught driving 129km/hr . That is 79km/hr over the 50km/hr speed limit for the two-laned bridge.

It’s very troubling to know that there are drivers out there who think this is an acceptable way to commute on our city streets. It’s quite astonishing, actually.Sgt. Kerry Bates, EPS Traffic Safety Coordinator

Five other drivers from those breaking the law were driving over double the speed limit for the High Level Bridge. This is rather selfish behavior which quite frankly, makes the City of Edmonton’s “Zero Vision” impossible to achieve.

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An additional 10 tickets were issued to drivers traveling 21 to 31km/hr over the limit.

If you have any questions or concerns for the EPS, they encourage Edmontonians to contact them at 780.423.4567 or #377 using a cellphone.


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Jody Mitoma

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    • September 23, 2016 at 2:07 PM
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      What about the people they take with them? Innocent people don’t deserve the fate of death, or worse because stupid idiots don’t know how to slow down. How would you feel if your wife or children died on that bridge because someone thought it was a good idea to do 129 km on it? Would you think “oh well, it’s fine cause the person who was speeding died too.”? Doubt it.

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  • Rhonda Shott
    September 23, 2016 at 12:36 PM
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    I live along curvy roads. And people are always speeding through them. There’s a school on the corner, they drop their kids off at. Then speed off to work. We have children in the neighbourhood and it’s scary. Not to mention massive driving school vehicles practising their driving skills. It’s annoying and unsafe. I followed one guy this morning to his house down the street, because I have had it and told him to please slow down.he told me he was there to pick up a friend and I replied I don’t care please slow down. An hour later he was still parked in front of that house. No reason to lie just slow down!!

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  • Christie Lee
    September 23, 2016 at 8:23 PM
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    No one cares here, they are the worst inpatient drivers…someone is always speeding to be first inline it’s sickening!!!

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