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North Okanagan motorists warned to slow down

North Okanagan RCMP are issuing a warning about excessive speeders. - Morning Star file photo
North Okanagan RCMP are issuing a warning about excessive speeders.
— image credit: Morning Star file photo

Speeders are keeping local police officers busy.

The RCMP pulled over a vehicle at Otter Lake Cross Road and Highway 97A in Spallumcheen Saturday that was doing 144 kilometres an hour in a 100-kilometre-an-hour zone. On Sunday, a vehicle between Vernon and Lake Country was found to be doing 150 kilometres in a 90-kilometre-an-hour zone.

“Every week, our officers come across individuals with excessive speeding,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

“Any time a vehicle is more than 40 kilometres an hour over the posted limit, the risk of injury or death increases.”

On March 28, officers conducted an enforcement operation throughout the region. During the single-day exercise, 69 speeding tickets were handed out.

Look for more in Wednesday’s Morning Star.

 

 

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