Mounties ticket 60 speeders on Halston Avenue, Westsyde Road

By James Peters
May 11, 2016 - 3:31pm Updated: May 11, 2016 - 4:29pm

KAMLOOPS — For the second week in a row, Kamloops RCMP traffic members focused their attention on a pair of trouble spots with a speed enforcement project yesterday.

Mounties were set up on the Halston Bridge and on Westsyde Road yesterday, handing out tickets.

They also spent some time on Parkcrest Avenue.

Within a few hours, officers handed out 59 speeding tickets, and one excessive speeding ticket for someone caught driving 122 kilometres per hour in a 70 zone.

Cst. Jason Epp says the Halston is a particularly bad area for speeding.

"I know I travel that area of town regularly," said Epp. "That speed change coming off the Halston Bridge into the North Shore is a particular area that we will be paying attention to."

Epp says speeding is common both approaching the bridge from the North Shore, and in the opposite direction coming off the bridge.

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