Nicer Weather Makes for Increase in Speeding: RCMP

By Tyler Sutherland

Manitoba RCMP are reminding motorists to slow down given the drier roads and nicer weather we’ve been experiencing lately.

Police say speed continues to be a factor in approximately half of all fatal collisions in rural Manitoba. An average of 44 deaths occur each year related to speed.

RCMP are ramping their enforcement during the month of April to catch drivers going over the posted speed limit.

The fine for travelling 25 km/h over the speed limit is $368. Speeding through a construction zone raises the fine significantly higher.

Roughly 19,000 people are charged each year with speed-related offences in the province.


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