RCMP officers dealt with a number of speeding motorists between Winfield and Oyama Sunday.

RCMP officers dealt with a number of speeding motorists between Winfield and Oyama Sunday.

Speeders burn up the highway in Lake Country

The RCMP spent a few hours in the southbound lanes of Highway 97 between Oyama and Winfield Sunday

Police are reminding motorists to watch their speed and obey posted limits as traffic enforcement ramps up for the spring season.

The RCMP spent a few hours in the southbound lanes of Highway 97 between Oyama and Winfield Sunday afternoon.

“They saw some pretty dramatic speeds with a number of drivers travelling in excess of 50 kilometres over the posted 100-kilometre-an-hour limit,” said Corp. Joe Duncan.

There were nine tickets for excessive speeding, including one learner driver with the mother as supervisor and three novice drivers.

Excessive speeding carries fines of $368 to $483 as well as a mandatory minimum seven-day vehicle impound.

Police also handed out nine speeding tickets, two violations for other offences and six warnings for defective vehicles.

“As the weather gets better, we often see speeds increase which dramatically affects the safety of all road users,” said Duncan.

“Please slow down, obey all road signs, and help us all get to our destinations safely.”