A driver received four speeding tickets in less than 30 minutes earlier this week in Estrie.
The 48-year-old man from Sherbrooke was first intercepted Tuesday morning, around 10:15 a.m., on Route 243, in Potton, while traveling at 112 km/h in an area where the speed limit is 90 km/h.
For this offence, he received a ticket for $124 plus two demerit points.
Fifteen minutes later, the same driver was pulled over again at the wheel of his van. At the time, he was traveling at 90 km/h in a 70 km/h zone.
“The policeman saw that the vehicle was heading quickly towards Route 245. Barely a minute later, he took Route 245 and is captured by the speedometer at 110 km/h, while the maximum limit is set at 90 km/h at this location,” reports the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) in a press release.
This motorist's costly morning continued when, 10 minutes later, he was again pulled over by a police officer for driving 36 km/h over the 90 km/h speed limit, still on route 245, in the Bolton-Est sector.
This last offense earned him a fine of $272 in addition to adding three demerit points to his driving record.
The SQ reminded everyone that speed is “one of the leading causes of fatal collisions on Quebec roads”.
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