Park City police pull over driver going just 7 mph


A Park City police officer stopped a driver poking along at 7 mph in Thaynes Canyon on Sunday, an unusual case in a community where stops for speeding are commonplace.

The case was logged at 1:45 p.m. According to the agency, the vehicle was traveling much slower than the posted speed limit of 25 mph. The Police Department said the officer pulled the driver over for suspicion of three moving violations — two of them involving failing to signal when turning and the other for impeding traffic. The officer issued a warning in each case.

Information about the driver, such as the age and city of residence, was not immediately available. Information about any explanation from the driver about the slow speed was also not immediately available.

The police only occasionally encounter drivers whose speed is slow enough to warrant a traffic stop. A speed of 7 mph, though, is of particular note. A similar case was logged in September, when an officer pulled over a vehicle on S.R. 224 between Old Town and Deer Valley at 25 mph. The posted speed limit in the location of the September case is 40 mph.

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