Nfld. aims to control speeders

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ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. — Speeding in St. John’s got a lot more expensive yesterday as police began enforcing the province’s newest speeding law.

Drivers caught doing more than 50 kilometres an hour (km-h) over the posted speed limit will be issued a $300-fine, more than double the previous fine.
Before this new law took effect the highest fine for speeds more than 25 km-h above the posted limit was $144.

The new level of speeding fines and other amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act were introduced in May and received royal assent yesterday.

The fines and the level of driver demerit points, will remain the same. For under 25 km-h, drivers lose three points, and for more than 25 km-h drivers will lose five points.

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