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N.D. motorist learns valuable lesson after receiving $940 speeding ticket from Manitoba Police Dept.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba / Facebook

A North Dakota motorist received quite the hefty fine while speeding through the highways of Manitoba on Monday, May 1.

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba's Facebook page, a North Dakota motorist was pulled over for speeding Monday afternoon. After being pulled over, the man wasn't quite sure why, noting that he was following the speed limit of 100 mph. Or so he thought.

While technically the driver was going 100 miles per hour, in Canada, as most of us know, they don't go by miles per hour. Instead, the driver was clocked on radar going 168 kilometers per hour, 68 kmh over the speed limit. The result? A $940 ticket.

"Didn't realize we use the metric system #noexcuses," the Facebook post reads.

A friendly reminder, if you're planning on taking a trip to Canada, don't forget to use the metric system when driving.

Ross Torgerson

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