By Sarah Klein
Manitoba RCMP were kept busy during Canada Road Safety Week recently, issuing 145 tickets, including 126 for speeding in the Westman region.
From May 13-19, police were on high alert across the province looking for speeders, distracted drivers and other infractions behind the wheel.
On May 15, police pulled over an 18-year-old woman from Melville, Saskatchewan, who was caught travelling 166 km/h on the Trans-Canada Highway near Carberry. She was fined $914.75.
The following evening, police issued four tickets to drivers travelling between 126 km/h to 168 km/h. The latter involved a 24-year-old Regina man who was pulled over on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Brandon. He also had an expired driver’s licence and an improperly restrained four-year-old child.
A 26-year-old man from Carnduff, Saskatchewan was arrested May 18 after going 182 km/h on Highway 21, south of Griswold, Manitoba. The driver had a four-year-old child with him.
Two drivers were also charged for impaired driving, and two more were issued road-side suspensions ranging from 24 hours to 15 days.
Four people were killed over the past week on Manitoba roads. In all four collisions, the victims were not wearing a seatbelt.