Excessive speeders nabbed by police on Highway 97 in Oyama

Construction zone speeds are reduced for everyone’s safety

Speed infractions soared Monday as police conducted enforcement in a highway construction zone near Oyama.

Members of the Central Okanagan Traffic Services and Integrated Road Safety Unit conducted enforcement in the construction zone located on Highway 97 near Oyama.

“Speed was definitely the most common infraction with 102 drivers fined for speeding in a construction zone,” said RCMP spokesperson Const. Kris Clark.

Construction zone speeds are reduced for everyone’s safety.

“It makes sense to slow down when crews are working roadside, but what some motorists seem to forget is that the construction zone often contains an irregular or unpredictable road surface which can cause safety hazards for all road users,” said Clark.

Speeding in a construction zone carries a minimum fine of $196.

Some other fines issued throughout the day included one driver fined for use  of an electronic device. One was fined for having no valid driver’s licence. There was one drug seizure and four motorists were given instructions to fix deficiencies in their vehicles.