22 drivers ticketed for speeding on Airport Road
The North Bay Police Service’s traffic enforcement officer, working together with three platoon officers, conducted a targeted traffic enforcement over a three-hour period yesterday (Wednesday, November 9th, 2016) on Airport Road, which has a 60 km/hour speed limit.
- 22 drivers were issued tickets for speeding.
- seven drivers were given 72-hour notices for documentation or equipment infractions. (These drivers have 72 hours to demonstrate to police that they have corrected the infractions, or otherwise face having to pay the fine on their ticket.)
- The highest speeds registered at 100 km/hour, 103 km/hour and 104 km/hour.
“Enforcing speed limits is part of a police officer’s responsibilities,” said Cst. Ken Ayres, Traffic Enforcement Officer, North Bay Police Service. “A driver is responsible for respecting the rules of the road. Our shared responsibility is to ensure that our roads are safe for all who use them, whether they are drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, or other.”
The North Bay Police Service will continue to conduct targeted traffic enforcement. Drivers who are disrespecting speed limits are reminded that driving is a privilege, not a right. They are advised to slow down.
Speeding Fines under the Highway Traffic Act
|Km/hour over the max speed||Set Fine|
|1-19 km||$2.50 per kilometre|
|20-29 km||$3.75 per kilometre|
|30-49 km||$6 per kilometre|
|50 km or more||No out of court settlement|
Demerit points for speeding upon conviction
|Km/hour over the max speed||Demerit points|
|50 km or more||Six demerit points, vehicle impoundment, and court summons|
Example: A driver who travels at 100 km/hour on Airport Road, where the speed limit is 60 km/hour, could face a $240 fine plus court cost and victims of crime surcharge, for a total of $295. The driver could also face four demerit points upon conviction.
To understand how demerit points work, visit: ontario.ca/page/understanding-demerit-points