Edmonton motorists caught going nearly double construction zone speed limit
WATCH: Vinesh Pratap reports on what’s being done to help curb motorists from speeding through construction zones.
EDMONTON – Staggering statistics from an enforcement blitz over the long weekend show that some Edmonton drivers are just not getting the message when it comes to slowing down when they’re supposed to.
In a construction zone on the Anthony Henday just west of Manning Drive, police caught three individuals travelling 123, 126, and 134 kilometres per hour in what is a 70 km/hr construction zone.
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“The close calls, lots of times don’t get reported, either. Because it’s just something that happens, and you just shake your head and just say, ‘Why did they do that?'” said Byron Nicholson, special projects director for the City of Edmonton.
For this year’s construction zone safety campaign, five radar guns will be a part of the message.
They will show how fast drivers are going; and the information will be collected, then publicly shared so the campaign can focus on problem areas.
Data collected last year suggests 30 per cent of drivers were going over the speed limit in road construction locations.
With Vinesh Pratap, Global News
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