Police are finding the mix of a straight road, of almost half a mile, and the need for speed for some behind the wheel has become an irresistible combo on the High Level Bridge.
This week, they’ve had two enforcement blitzes, and have clocked eight drivers, both in cars and on motorbikes, going so fast they qualify for what police call “high flyers.”
“I think the highest speed we have is 120 km/hr,” said Sgt Kerry Bates of the traffic unit. “A couple of vehicles hit that speed which is really, really fast for a fifty zone.”
“There were several at double the speed limit.”
“It’s a very, very straight and it’s reasonably long stretch of road way until you reach the end of it.”
Bates said what makes this especially dangerous is because many have trouble at the speed limit handling the “S-curve” at the south end of the bridge at the best of times.
Police are they are planning more enforcement blitzes.