A driver was recorded speeding by almost double the posted speed limit earlier this week.
A Lake Louise RCMP officer was patrolling on Highway 1 between Banff and Lake Louise at about 6:30 p.m. on May 16 when they spotted the driver travelling 179 in a 90 km/h zone.
The driver received a summon to appear in court and could receive a sizable fine.
RCMP estimate the driver in question would need 148 metres to come to a full stop, which is more than the size of a football field in length.
They're using it as a reminder for those who will be out on the roads over the long weekend that officers will be watching for high-risk behaviour like excessive speeding and impaired driving.
Alberta RCMP Traffic supervisor Sergeant Darrin Turnbull was quoted in a release:
“Alberta RCMP Traffic strives to enhance public safety by reducing harm and hazardous behaviours on Alberta roadways through strategic partnerships, enforcement, education and crime reduction initiatives... Speeding is just not worth the risk it poses to everyone on our roadways. Alberta RCMP Traffic will continue our enforcement and education efforts to protect the safety of all road users”.