January 20th, 2021

Police putting hammer down on speeders

By Jensen, Randy on May 27, 2020.


Lethbridge Police issued numerous excessive speeding violations – primarily along Mayor Magrath Drive – over the weekend and are advising motorists to slow down.

On night shift last Friday members of Patrol Team C apprehended two drivers racing along Mayor Magrath Drive. The vehicles were travelling 107 km/h. Both drivers were charged and had their vehicles towed.

In addition, during night shift on Saturday and Sunday, members of Patrol Team B issued a total of 21 violations tickets following numerous reports from the public about noisy vehicles, racing and stunting – again mostly along Mayor Magrath Drive.

Some of the most egregious offenders, police said in a news release, included vehicles recorded at 120 km/h and 103 km/h along Mayor Magrath Drive in 60 km/h zones, 128 km/h along Whoop-Up Drive in a 90 km/h zone and 95 km/h in a 50 km/h zone along 43 Street North.

Other tickets included careless driving for drifting in a parking lot along the 800 block of 6 Avenue North as well as one charge for impaired driving.

Police have received numerous complaints reporting speeding, stunting and racing along multiple streets in the city and officers will continue to target these areas as capacity allows.

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Is this an ad for street racing fans? Should we be getting our lawnchairs out? 107 in a 60 seems irresponsible to me. Most drivers keep it under 80 during the day when the divided multilane with wide boulevard road has traffic on it.