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CanadaDriver caught going 189 km/h in a construction zone on Highway 417

01:31  14 august  2019
01:31  14 august  2019 Source:   ottawacitizen.com

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A driver was stopped for going 189 kilometres per hour on the Highway 417 eastbound early Tuesday morning. OPP tweeted that they had been stationed in a construction zone on the highway near Moodie Drive when the motorist sped through.

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Driver caught going 189 km/h in a construction zone on Highway 417 © OPP East Region Twitter account OPP stopped a driver for going more than a hundred kilometres over the speed limit on Tuesday morning.

A driver was stopped for going 189 kilometres per hour on the Highway 417 eastbound early Tuesday morning.

OPP tweeted that they had been stationed in a construction zone on the highway near Moodie Drive when the motorist sped through.

The tweet didn’t include details about the time the driver was pulled over, though an attached picture of the vehicle being towed shows it was still dark outside.

In the construction area, the speed limit is reduced to 80 kilometres an hour. OPP say the driver received a seven-day suspension and a seven-day vehicle impound.

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"The highest speed I ever had was 180 km / h . I've never stopped anything over 200." A police spokesperson told Global News in a statement that the traffic stop happened on County Road 27 in Cookstown, west of Highways 400 and 89, just before 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The driver was caught going 161 km / h in a marked 60 zone . A Manitoba driver facing massive fines after an incident Thursday on Highway 16 may be praying a little harder after seeing In June, RCMP said a driver fined just over ,000 was the largest fine for construction zone speeding to date.

There are intermittent lane closures in effect on Highway 417 between Moodie Drive and Pinecrest Road on weekdays from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews pave and to add noise barriers.

In Ontario, punishments for speeding and other driving offences are stricter in construction zones, and fines for speeding are doubled at times when workers are present.

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