Over the past several weeks, West District RCMP have issued numerous tickets for failing to slow down in construction zones.

One motorist was recorded at a speed of 124 km/h in a 90 km/h zone. Many tickets were given for speeds of over 110 kms in 90 km/h zone, according to police.

These speeds are very dangerous, and put both workers and drivers at risk. Construction zones often have narrower lanes and unfinished roadways,” says Cst. Hans Ouellette. “Lower speed limits are in place to help protect both workers and drivers, and speeding through a construction zone carries double the usual fine for speeding.”

More than a dozen operations have been conducted in areas including Upper Gagetown, Coles Island, Noonan and St. George, in an effort to get drivers to slow down in road construction zones, said police.

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If going less than 25 km/h over the speed limit, fines are $340.50, between 26 km/h and 50 km/h, over the speed limit, the fine is $580.50 and if speeding 50 km/h over the speed limit, the fine is $1204.50.