Police in Pemberton caught a driver travelling more than twice the speed limit on July 15th.

RCMP say just after 10 p.m. on Saturday night an officer was completing a traffic stop on Pemberton Meadows Road when another vehicle approached. The vehicle was recorded travelling 105 km/h in a 50km/h zone. The driver was stopped and issued a ticket for excessive speed and her vehicle impounded.

Pemberton Meadows Road is likely to see higher than usual volume in the coming weeks, especially by cyclists using the road in preparation for this month’s Ironman Canada event that takes place on July 30th. The road itself will be closed during the event for safety.

The speeding incident occurs just weeks after the Village of Pemberton’s Council voted to no longer support Ironman Canada’s future use of Pemberton Meadows Road citing safety concerns on the road. Pemberton Mayor Mike Richman said there had been conflict on the road between cyclists and motorists and that they were concerned for Ironman participant’s safety, particularly in the lead up to an Ironman event when training on the road often occurs.


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