Dangerous Speeds in Foothills County
Drivers Clocked at 55-91 km/h Over the Posted Speed Limit
High River: Foothills Patrol Community Peace Officers are reminding motorists to slow down this summer as officers continue to encounter vehicles being driven at extremely high speeds throughout the County.
Unsafe speeds increase the risk of collisions, serious injuries and fatalities for all road users.
Alberta Transportation notes in their 2019 Traffic Collision Statistics Report that the month of July experienced more fatal collisions than other months in the year, with 65.6% of all fatality crashes in the province occurring in rural Alberta.
The following are some examples of the extreme rates of speed observed by Foothills Patrol CPO’s this spring / summer:
May 12, 2022 - 64 km/h over posted limit
- Hwy 762 near Plummers Road
- Driver caught on radar doing 154 km/h in posted 90 zone
June 28, 2022 - 60 km/h over posted limit
- Dunbow Road and 2 St. East
- Driver caught on radar doing 90 km/h in posted 30 construction zone with workers present
July 14, 2022 - 74 km/h over posted limit
- Hwy 540 near 658 Ave
- Driver caught on radar doing 174 km/h in posted 100 zone
July 18, 2022 - 91 km/h over posted limit
- Hwy 547 near 206 St. East
- Driver caught on radar doing 191 km/h in posted 100 zone
July 18, 2022 - 55 km/h over posted limit
- 64 St. West near 198 Ave
- Driver caught on radar doing 105 km/h in posted 50 zone
All of these drivers were stopped by Foothills Patrol CPO’s who have laid charges for speeding. As these offences all involved speeds in excess of 50 km/h above the posted limit, the drivers were issued mandatory court appearance tickets. If convicted, the Courts generally impose substantial fines and licence suspensions to those involved.
“Excessive speeds such as these put all users of the roads in our County at risk,” said Darlene Roblin.
“Each year we see collisions on our roads where not everyone makes it home. Please slow down - let’s all make sure everyone gets to their destination safely this summer.”
For more information, please contact:
Emergency Services Manager