RCMP says there’s no excuse for excessive speeding after they caught a Kelowna man going greater than double the posted speed limit on an Alberta highway.

At around 7 p.m. on Sept. 15, an Alberta RCMP officer was conducting traffic enforcement after they spotted a white sports automotive travelling towards them at a particularly high speed on Highway 1 near Hermitage Road in Rocky View County.

Based on a news release, the 2011 Porsche 911 was recorded travelling 270 km/h in a posted 110 km/h zone.

Consequently, 36-year-old Michael Peterec, of Kelowna, B.C., was charged with one count of dangerous driving contrary to Section 320.13 (1) of the Criminal Code.

As a consequence of it being a Criminal Code charge quite than a daily traffic ticket, RCMP said it’s as much as a judge to find out the advantageous amount together with other recommendations akin to a licence suspension, though that’s all determined on an individual’s past driving history and other related offences.

“There is no such thing as a excuse for excessive speeding on our streets and highways,” Alberta RCMP traffic Insp. Chris Romanchych said in a news release.

“Travelling at rates beyond the posted limit puts you, and people you might be sharing the road with, in danger.”

Mounties said although there was no collision, an Alberta RCMP traffic forensic collision reconstructionist was consulted and provided an in depth report to be used in court as expert evidence to support the Criminal Code dangerous driving charge.

The reconstructionist said when travelling on the speed limit of 110 km/h, once brakes are applied, a vehicle will need 55.96 metres to come back to a whole stop, and that traveling on the speed of 270 km/h, once brakes are applied, a vehicle will need 337.29 m to come back to a whole stop.

“The vehicle would have required an extra 281.33 m to come back to a stop — the reminiscent of two Canadian football field lengths.”

RCMP said the precise location where the ticket was handed out has been identified as an area where motorists often speed in excess of the posted limit. Police have now increased patrols in the world to handle this issue.

Based on Alberta Transportation, greater than half of all fatal collisions involving unsafe speeds occur in rural areas.

Peterec will appear in Cochrane Provincial Court on Dec. 13.


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