On Saturday, September 15, a Cochrane Traffic officer clocked a white 2011 Porsche 911 speeding at 270 km/h in a 110 km/h zone.
The incident took place on Highway 1 near Hermitage Road. Police say that this particular stretch of road is known for speeding motorists and RCMP Traffic has increased patrols in the area to address the issue.
Thirty-six-year-old Michael Peterec of Kelowna BC has been charged with dangerous driving and will appear in Cochrane Provincial Court on December 13, 2022.
While there was no collision, Alberta RCMP Traffic Forensic Collision Reconstructionist was consulted and provided a detailed report to support the Criminal Code Dangerous Driving Charge. Details of the report concluded that traveling at the speed limit of 110 km/h, once brakes are applied, a vehicle will need 55.96 m to come to a complete stop. Traveling at the speed of 270 km/h, once brakes are applied, a vehicle will need 337.29 m to come to a complete stop. Finally, the vehicle would have required an additional 281.33 m to come to a stop the equivalent of two Canadian football field lengths.
Alberta Transportation reports more than half of all fatal collisions involving unsafe speeds occur in rural areas.