Manitoba RCMP Issue Several Large Fines for Speeding

It was a busy few days last weekend for Central Plains RCMP, with more than 114 charges being handed out in a two-day period under the Highway Traffic Act.

Police, in conjunction with Manitoba Public Insurance, ramped up their efforts to ensure safety on Manitoba roads during the Canada Day long weekend.

Offences ranging from impairment, seatbelts, cell phones and other infractions were handed out. But the real culprit were drivers with a heavy foot.

Police say a driver was caught travelling near MacGregor going 169 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. A fine of $927.25 was issued. Nearby, another speeder was caught doing 144 km/h. A $609.25 fine was issued, but it didn’t stop the driver from continuing to speed. The same driver was caught again about an hour later near Portage la Prairie going 125 km/h. An offence notice was given, along with a second fine for $368.