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Mission RCMP nab drivers speeding on bridge

Targeted speed enforcement will continue throughout May
Mission RCMP issued a handful of tickets to drivers on Mission Bridge last week after monitoring speeds in the area. /Mission RCMP Photo

Mission RCMP issued tickets last week while monitoring drivers coming over Mission Bridge.

Officers from Mission RCMP’s Traffic Services partnered with the Canadian Pacific Kansas City railway police and support agents from ICBC to monitor speeds and provide education and enforcement, according to a news release from the detachment.

In rainy conditions, police say several drivers exceeded the 80 km/hr speed limit. Six vehicles were recorded travelling between 123 km/hr and 134 km/hr. The drivers were each issued a $368 ticket andhad their vehicles were impounded for 7 days.

Numerous other drivers received lesser violations for travelling at speeds of up to 120 km/hr.

“Nearly a third of fatal crashes in the province are related to speeding. That’s a preventable statistic, and is why our team is out there helping to make our roads safer. We’re hoping that this serves as a reminder to everyone to slow down and drive safe. For those who need more than a gentle reminder – there is a tow truck waiting,” Mission RCMP Traffic Services Cst. Reid Trustham said in a news release.

Mission RCMP says it will continue to conduct increased targeted speed enforcement throughout the month of May.

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