Cochrane, Alberta – On Tuesday March 10, 2015, at approximately 7:20 pm, an officer with the Cochrane Integrated Traffic Unit was conducting speed enforcement on Highway #1 near the Highway 40 Kananaskis exit.
The officer positioned in a stationary location heard a loud sound of a east bound motorcycle engine rapidly accelerating. When the motorcycle came into site the officer obtained a speed of 211 km/hr on his laser speed detection device. The posted speed is 110 km/hr.
A 26 year old male from Calgary, Alberta, was stopped and arrested. He has been released on charges of Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit and Careless Driving pursuant to the Traffic Safety Act. He has a mandatory court date set for May 8, 2015 in Cochrane Provincial Traffic Court..
“It is certainly nice to have the spring weather and generally clear roads at this time of the year. Many Albertans have pulled their motorcycles out for some early riding. Intercepting this individual at this speed is certainly cause for concern at any time of the year not to mention there are still some remnants of winter left on the highway including sudden wet/icy sections and graveled shoulders. Crashing at that speed, would have been catastrophic for this individual not to mention the lives of others put at risk. Fortunately, the integrated traffic officer was in the right place at the right time to prevent a tragedy” said Sergeant Dave Hardy of the Cochrane Integrated Traffic.
Integrated Traffic Units consist of RCMP Traffic Services members and Sheriff Highway Patrol officers working together in a collaborative effort to deliver effective and efficient traffic safety services to Albertans, with a focus on identified enforcement priorities.