On September 1, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Glovertown RCMP were on the Trans-Canada Highway near Gambo conducting enforcement of the Highway Traffic Act.
Officers observed a vehicle traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed and locked in a radar reading of 163kms/hr in a 100kms/hr zone.
The driver, a 21-year-old woman from Grand Falls-Windsor, was ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act for exceeding the speed limit by 51km/hr or more. Police seized and impounded the vehicle for three days and suspended her driver's license for seven days.
RCMP NL reminds drivers to obey the posted speed limit. Consequences for a first offence of excessive speeding include a fine of $520.00, on-the-spot three-day impoundment of a vehicle and a seven-day suspension of a person's drivers licence.