Integrated traffic units throughout our province have already been busy with increased long weekend enforcement.
On Friday, September 2 about 2 pm, a member of the Airdrie traffic unit flagged a white newer model Chevrolet Camaro SS traveling eastbound on Highway 9 just east of Highway 21 at 235 km/h in the posted 100 kilometer zone. The driver, and lone occupant, a 58 year-old man from Saskatoon,was arrested at the scene for the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He was later released on $500 bail and will appear in court in Airdrie, October 27. A dangerous driving conviction can result in a sentence of up to five years in jail.
Speeding is a factor in approximately 30% of all motor vehicle collisions in rural Alberta. Police throughout the province will be vigilant all weekend long, in both marked and unmarked vehicles, working to keep Alberta's highways safe.