Cochrane, Alta. – On April 27, 2020, during the afternoon, a member of the Cochrane RCMP Integrated Traffic Services Unit was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 1. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., two cars were observed travelling eastbound at a high rate of speed between Cochrane and Canmore.
Laser speed readings of 199 km/hr in the posted 110 km/hr zone were recorded by police on the two vehicles. The RCMP officer was able to get both vehicles safely stopped.
Both drivers, a 24-year-old male from Calgary and 21-year-old male from High River, Alta., were charged with speeding contrary to Section 115(2)(p) of the Traffic Safety Act and were issued a summons to attend Cochrane Provincial Court on August 21, 2020.
Superintendent Gary Graham, who is in charge of Alberta RCMP Traffic Services, states, “Even with COVID-19, Alberta Integrated Traffic officers continue to be on the look-out for unsafe driving behaviours. We are committed to keeping Albertans safe during this pandemic and that includes on our highways”.
The Alberta RCMP Traffic Services will continue to work with law enforcement and safety partners to ensure Albertans make the right driving decisions and avoid speeding on Alberta roads. Follow our traffic safety tips on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta.