Tuesday morning Evans and I had Constable Curtis Warner from the RPS join us on air to talk about some of the unusual things he comes across during his daily duties in the traffic department. It’s always fun to have him on to chat about what drivers are doing that they shouldn’t be doing!
The day before he was on air with us he nabbed a driver doing 100 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. Now, that’s what I call speeding. He wrote a $798 ticket to the driver and had the car impounded for the week. The vehicle that was impounded wasn’t even his! It was his friend’s. I’ve got a funny feeling there are a couple of buddies in Regina who haven’t spoken to each other since that happened!
One thing that irks me about other drivers is the apparent lack of regard for photo radar.
Many times I go to pick up our granddaughters so they can come over and spend some time with us. To pick them up I travel north on Broad St. through a school zone that is clearly marked with photo radar. Apparently that’s not a clear enough message for some people. While I’m driving through that zone doing the speed limit, people are passing me like I’m standing still. They must figure that because it’s a holiday or outside school hours, the speed limit doesn’t matter. The city must make a small fortune on that short stretch of road.
Listen, I hate getting behind a slowpoke on the road as much as the next guy, however if the driver in front of me is doing the posted speed limit, I don’t consider that driver a slowpoke.
Here’s hoping every driver that has ever pulled out and sped around me in those areas finds a nice fat speeding ticket in their mailbox!