Proactive patrols conducted on Labour Day long weekend

Over the four-day period from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, Leduc County peace officers travelled 2,023 kilometres and issued a total of 40 charges and 19 warnings for speeding infractions, intersection safety violations and others.

Over the same four-day period in 2018, a total of 40 charges and 16 warnings were issued. This was down from 2017, when 93 charges and 42 warnings were issued for the same time period.

Proactive patrols are an important part of enhancing traffic safety on area roads. While these patrols sometimes result in fines or warnings for motorists, they provide our peace officers with an opportunity to maintain a presence in the community and educate the public. This all helps keep our roads and communities safe.

Clarence Nelson, director of Enforcement Services

Speed enforcement operations were conducted both Michigan Centre and Nisku in an effort to deter speeding. In addition to patrolling local roadways, Leduc County peace officers conducted a boat patrol on Wizard Lake; no violations were found.

Excessive speeders charged

A motorist was charged after speeding 45 kilometres per hour over the posted 80-kilometre-per-hour speed limit in Nisku on Sept. 1. 

Two additional motorists were charged with speeding more than 35 kilometres per hour over the speed limit on Glen Park Road; one driver was travelling 44 kilometres per hour over the speed limit near Range Road 261 on Monday and another was travelling 38 kilometres per hour over the speed limit near Range Road 245 on Friday.