On Monday, February 22, at 12:15 p.m., East Prince RCMP were conducting routine patrols on Route #2, Wellington Centre when an officer saw a car travelling 153km/hr in a posted 90km/hr zone.
The officer stopped the vehicle and during the traffic stop it was discovered that the driver, a 37 year-old man from Prince County also had a suspended driver's licence with two prior convictions in the last two years. In addition, the vehicle had no insurance and was not registered.
The driver received several Summary Offence Tickets, and the vehicle was seized for 30 days.
Drivers who feel they do not have to abide by the same rules of documentation and safety inspections as all other Islanders will be ticketed. Speed limits are in place for the safety of not just other drivers but those who are stopped and fined as well. Excessive speed results in less control and more chance of collision which could result in injury or death and is a blatant disregard for safety and will mean a substantial ticket and vehicle seizure. Think about your actions and what could happen and slow down on the roads – it's your responsibility as a driver. Remember driving is a privilege, not a right.