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.
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.
Let’s slow it down out there, Edmonton
This article was written by Jody Mitoma.