mullberry bayswater Motorcyclists among worst offenders speeding on Groat Road
More than 450 drivers have been caught speeding along Groat Road since mid June, sparking a warning from Edmonton police to slow down.
Forty three of those drivers were travelling 50 km/h or more over the posted limit, police said Thursday.
Marked as a 50 km/h speed zone from River Valley Road to 107 Avenue, and a 60 km/h zone thereafter, the winding Groat Road is attractive for drivers looking to test the limits of their vehicles, police said.
these numbers represent only a fraction of the speeders that we see,
but are unable to intercept, west division traffic team Const. Bryce Healey said in a release.
have caught several drivers more than once during this enforcement period, sometimes within 24 hours. crackdown started June 15.
Among the infractions was the rider of a white 2014 BMW HP4 motorcycle who was observed travelling 112 km/h in the posted 60 km/h speed zone on Aug. 6. No more than 10 minutes later, the same rider was caught travelling at a 111 km/h and then at 123 km/h, weaving in and out of traffic and narrowly missing a bus. The 29 year old motorcyclist was issued three compulsory court summons and a violation for careless driving.
A red 2001 Honda 929 motorcycle was caught passing two vehicles on River Valley Road by driving into the oncoming traffic lanes and then accelerating to 166 km/h on the James MacDonald Bridge on Aug. 20. The 28 year old motorcyclist was issued a speeding violation, a careless driving violation and a mandatory court summons for speeding.
A 44 year old man driving a red 2007 Ducati with a 10 year old passenger was caught travelling 98 km/h in a 50 km/h posted speed zone and 94 km/h in a 60 km/h speed zone. The rider was issued two speeding violations and a careless driving violation.