May 24, 2016 - 12:42 PM
KAMLOOPS - Speed enforcement blitzes continued last week with a total 187 tickets handed out over two days.
A driver caught doing 124 kilometres per hour in a 70 km/h zone on the Halston Bridge topped the list for excessive speed this week, and had their vehicle impounded for seven days.
In total 161 speed-related tickets were issued on Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20, with other violations including use of an electronic device and no insurance, according to an RCMP release.
Police targeted a variety of locations, primarily in the Westsyde, Batchelor Heights and Halston Bridge areas, the same areas where multiple speed enforcement efforts over the last month have place.
A series of speed enforcement efforts have taken place over the past month. On April 29 police handed out 38 speeding tickets plus a few miscellaneous charges, while May 10 another 59 speeding tickets were issued during a blitz, with 74 total tickets issued in one day. During a mid-month blitz in Downtown and North Shore areas, distracted drivers and cyclists earned the majority of tickets.
In April police held two public forums to discuss concerns the public have in Kamloops. One of the primary concerns was speeding, and in particular in the Westsyde area.
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