City Peace Officer Stops Driver Going 91 km/h Over Speed Limit

Media Releases by the AACPO or articles that officers are included into

Moderators: William_Norton, Terri_Miller, Kevin_Heerema

Post Reply
Glenn_Alford
Posts: 196
Joined: 07 Feb 2007, 13:57

City Peace Officer Stops Driver Going 91 km/h Over Speed Limit

Post by Glenn_Alford » 05 Jun 2018, 16:58

https://www.lloydminster.ca/Modules/New ... fa477ee785

City Peace Officer Stops Driver Going 91 km/h Over Speed Limit
Posted On Monday June 04, 2018

Lloydminster, AB/SK – The City of Lloydminster is issuing a reminder on seasonal road safety following a speeding incident this past weekend.

On Saturday, June 2, 2018 a Lloydminster Community Peace Officer observed a vehicle travelling at 171 km/h in an area with a posted speed limit of 80 km/h. The Peace Officer conducted a traffic stop and the operator of the vehicle was issued an offence notice of $584; additionally, the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

“The potential outcome of this sort of driving is predictable and preventable; furthermore, it unnecessarily puts citizens at risk,” said Glenn Alford, Senior Manager, Public Safety. “As the weather warms, we must be particularly aware of increased cyclist and pedestrian movement, children at play, construction work and the addition of motorcycle traffic.”

In late 2017, City Council voted in favour of Lloydminster’s participation in the Vision Zero program, a comprehensive road-safety initiative focused on reducing traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries. Launched in Sweden in 1997, the Vision Zero program got the world’s attention after cutting Sweden’s traffic death by half in just two decades.

“While we, as a municipality, have committed to the Vision Zero program, it is important our local drivers do their part to keep roadways safe for all road users,” said Alford.

Learn more about the Vision Zero program at https://visionzero.ca.

Joel_Mcdonald
Posts: 141
Joined: 03 Apr 2007, 16:06

Re: City Peace Officer Stops Driver Going 91 km/h Over Speed Limit

Post by Joel_Mcdonald » 07 Jun 2018, 08:06

It's nice to see that a fairly new program is receiving some good press.

Keep up the good work!
Joel McDonald
Membership Officer / Training Officer
AACPO

Post Reply