A pair of motorists in eastern Quebec on Thursday discovered — literally to their cost — that while exceeding the speed limit is never a good idea, doing so by more than 60 or 100 km/h can be seriously expensive.
The motorists were individually nabbed at a Sûreté du Québec speed trap set up on Highway 204 at the town of Ste-Justine, southeast of Quebec City.
The first interception saw an 18-year-old driver clocked at 203 km/h on the highway, which has a speed limit of 90 km/h. He was handed a ticket for $1,984 and saw 24 demerit points put on his licence.
Soon after, a 17-year-old driver was scanned travelling at 154 km/h on the same stretch of road. She was ticketed for $958 and hit with 14 demerit points.
Both drivers saw their licences immediately suspended for seven days. The interceptions coincided with a regional crackdown by the SQ on speeders and other scofflaw motorists.