Police warn about excessive speeding in wet weather

By James Peters
May 6, 2016 - 11:26am

KAMLOOPS —  RCMP say just because snow and ice is no longer a factor on our highways, doesn't mean you shouldn't drive to conditions.

Corporal Jodi Shelkie says a vehicle was pulled over Wednesday afternoon on Highway 5 just south of Rayleigh.

The officer had clocked the car at 157 kilometres per hour in a 100 zone, and it was raining at the time, making the road wet and slippery.

Shelkie says drivers shouldn't get cocky.

"The speed limit is for daylight, so at nighttime consider slowing down. Especially now, when we leave the winter months, drivers start to think, 'Oh you know, I don't need to worry about the ice or the snow or anything like that,' and they take liberties on the road. Don't," said Cpl. Shelkie. 

In this case, the driver was charged with excessive speeding, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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