The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you’re cruising around the city enjoying the weather. Help us keep this picturesque scene going by driving within the speed limits posted. Your vehicle can be seized if you exceed the speed limit excessively.
As the weather has warmed up Regina Police officers have noticed an increase in dangerous driving at speeds exceeding the limits. This week a driver was charged criminally after being stopped going 144km/h in a 60 zone. The vehicle was seized and will be held until the driver goes before the Highway Traffic Board. The Highway Traffic Board will decide how long to keep the vehicle. The driver may also lose his license if convicted. This is the second driver we have charged criminally with dangerous driving [CC 249 (1)(a)] in 2 weeks. Last week a driver was stopped going 92km/h in a school zone, limit of 40km/h.
We are asking drivers to remember that when you double your speed from 50 to 100, you increase your stopping distance 4 times. Average reaction time for drivers is 1.5 seconds. When you are travelling 100km/h that reaction time translates to 43 meters travelled before you react to an obstacle or child in front of your vehicle.
Remember: The posted speed limit signs are a maximum, not a suggestion.