April 30, 2014 3:47 pm

Thousands of speeders caught during EPS’ 24-hour blitz

EDMONTON – As the temperature increases, so too, it seems is motorists’ speed.

During the Edmonton Police Service’s last Big Ticket Event, which ran for a 24-hour period starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, police issued 2,226 speeding violations.

That’s more than 1,000 than were issued during the same kind of enforcement event in March.

During April’s Operation 24 Hours, officers found one vehicle travelling almost two times the posted speed limit of 60 kilometres per hour in the area of 101 Street and 97 Avenue.

“Spring-like weather does not give drivers permission to speed,” said Acting Sgt. Richard Windover the EPS Traffic Section.

“Collisions are preventable. Each and every driver has a responsibility to drive safe to ensure our community stays safe as well.”

© Shaw Media, 2014

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