June 18, 2013 - 10:25 AM
It was a rough ride for 102 drivers who received speeding tickets yesterday after police set up a radar trap in the Highway 97 construction zone near Oyama in Lake Country.
RCMP say speeding while in a construction zone was the most common ticket handed out, but other fines were issued throughout the day.
A motorist was fined for using an electronic device while on the road and another was fined for not having a valid drivers licence. As well, there were four notices handed out to drivers with orders to repair their vehicle.
"Construction zone speeds are reduced for everyone's safety," Const. Kris Clark says. "It makes sense to slow down when crews are working roadside, but what some motorists seem to forget is that the construction zone often contains an irregular or unpredictable road surface which can cause hazards for all road users."
Speeding in a construction zone carries a minimum fine of $196.
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