Regina Police Service Traffic Unit held a project yesterday, May 21, to enforce speed limits, both in construction zones, and on main streets.
Yesterday 26 tickets for excessive speed were written. The top speed recorded was 142km/h on Ring Road. The Regina Police Service reminds you that, at that speed, your total stopping distance is 172.5m, or the length of nearly two football fields. Driving at that speed could have significant impact on your bones and internal organs when you collide with something. The other impact can be felt on your wallet, as driving that fast on Ring Road will net you a ticket of $204.
During the same project, officers also wrote 22 tickets for exceeding the speed in a construction zone, where construction employees were working directly beside the road. Passing through a 60 Km/h construction zone at 100 Km/h will cost you $506.00. Even 10km/h above the speed limit carries a fine, $300. In a construction zone, going 90km/h will be a $360 ticket and just one km faster, at 91 km/h, the fine is $476.
Slowing down while passing construction workers is not only the safest option, it’s also the least expensive. Remember, those signs are maximums, not suggestions. Help everyone in our community get home safely.