An Alberta Honda rider was fined $12,000 in an Edson, Alberta, traffic court recently for speeding at twice-plus. The 34-year-old rider was nabbed on May 1 on the Yellowhead highway (16) between Edson and Hinton, Alberta, where the posted limit is only 110 kmh. He may not have had his reading glasses on, however, as he was caught doing 263 kmh on a 2005 CBR1000RR.
Police gave chase.
RCMP say the rider did not realize he was being chased until he pulled into town at Hinton, where he was pulled over. He was "completely cooperative," police said.
A deal with the Crown let him keep his licence, at a cost about equal to the value of a new motorcycle.
"I’ve never seen a fine like that before," said RCMP Sergeant Ron Lyons. "A fine of $1,000 is usually a lot."
Traffic court in Hinton issued an $8,500 fine to a B.C. man recently for going 206 kmh in a Chevrolet.
A new Crown prosecutor is apparently trying to bring home the message that speed is bad.