Warmer weather nets reminder to follow speed limits

Leduc County Enforcement Services charged two drivers with excessive speeding over warm-weather weekend.

"With weather warming up, motorists may feel more confident in their driving due to seemingly improved road conditions," says Clarence Nelson, director of Enforcement Services. "Motorists must exercise caution while behind the wheel and must abide by posted speed limits to ensure their safety, and the safety of those around them."

While conducting proactive patrols on county roadways on Friday, Jan. 27, peace officers charged a 38-year-old Leduc male for speeding at a rate of 162 kilometres per hour in a 90-kilometre-per-hour zone on Highway 623 near Highway 814.

The following day, peace officers observed a driver traveling 194 kilometres per hour in an 80-kilometre-per-hour zone on Range Road 260 near Township Road 505. The 48-year-old male driver from Devon was charged with speeding.

Both motorists face a mandatory court appearance, and are scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on April 19, 2017.