A lot of drivers exceeded the speed limit and got caught doing so.
 
After receiving several complaints about speeding on the Anthony Henday (Hwy 216), the Strathcona County RCMP and Enforcement Services took the weekend (Apr.14-15) to send officers to the highway, among other locations in the county.
 
The Anthony Henday speed limit is 100 km/h. 
 
Police detected more than 70 vehicles exceeding the posted speed limits:
- Two vehicles exceeded 190 km/h
- Two vehicles were travelling at speeds of 170 km/h to 175 km/h
- One vehicle was going 152 km/h
- Three vehicles were going 140 km/h to 150 km/h
 
A Jeep Wrangler was caught travelling 117 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on 17 Street south of Baseline Road.
 
“Unsafe speed is a long-standing issue and continues to be a leading cause in car collisions. Speed limits exist for public safety reasons and we are committed to targeting those who place the public in danger,” said Cpl. Shayne Gudmundson of the Strathcona County RCMP.
 
If convicted, drivers going 50 km/h over the posted speed limit could get a $2300 fine and have their license suspended up to six months.

 

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