Last weekend, County of Vermilion Peace Officers, alongside other law enforcement agencies, conducted strategic traffic enforcement along Highway #897 after public complaints of excessive speeds, especially entering reduced zones of the Villages of Kitscoty and Marwayne.
“In a one and half hour period, Officers stopped eight vehicles for excessive speeding – two of these vehicles had expired registration,” Protective Services from the County of Vermilion River stated.
Protective Services from the County of Vermilion River would like to remind drivers:
- Remember to check you registration and insurance due dates. The province no longer sends reminder in the mail to warn of approaching expiry. Some Registries Offices offer an online service which will text vehicle owners when your registration is about to expire. Registration expiry is not based on your birth month or the month you purchased your vehicle, but rather the first few letter of your last name.
- Driver’s with lifted pickup trucks should ensure they have coded their speedometer for their oversize tires. Oversize tires will cause your vehicle to be going faster than is displayed on your speedometer and this gap will increase the faster you are travelling.
Arrive alive, obey all traffic signs, watch your speed for changes when entering communities and don’t drink and drive.