Manitoba is said to have some of the highest speeding fines in North America, something a driver on local streets is alleged to have learned first hand this afternoon.
Brandon Police have shared that they made quite the discovery earlier today when they issued a motorist a ticket for driving what they say was more than double the posted speed limit this afternoon.
Via an image shared on social media, Police show having clocked said driver moving at a highway-like 108 km/hr within Brandon city limits.
The fine under the circumstance is said to be $809. According to MPI literature on speeding, driving 50 km/hr over the posted speed limit would also result in a penalty of 10 levels on Manitoba’s Driver Safety Rating scale.
From the same MPI link, the stopping distance is said to be 97.9 metres under ideal conditions when traveling 100 km/hr. The force of the crash is also described as the equivalent of falling from a 12 storey building, three times that of a crash when traveling 50 km/hr.