A teenage driver is facing a court date after RCMP say he was clocked at almost 60 km/h over the speed limit on a city street in Red Deer, Alta.
The vehicle was eastbound on 19th Street approaching 30th Avenue on Oct. 5 at about noon when a traffic officer measured its speed at 128 km/h as it passed Irwin Avenue, RCMP said in a release.
The posted speed limit on that road is 70 km/h.
The 17-year-old driver was given a mandatory court date because of the extreme speed, RCMP said.
A notice to parent was also served because the driver is not an adult.
"Driving at such a high rate of speed in the city is very dangerous," said Sgt. Mike Zufferli.
"Not only is it a costly offence, but it also puts the safety of all road users — motorist and pedestrians — at risk, and can have lasting, life-altering effects."
The driver could be handed a licence suspension.