Half dozen lead-footed drivers’ cars impounded in Comox Valley
Car speedometer. (Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash)
Six days, six impounds.
That’s the tally after Comox Valley RCMP officers nabbed half a dozen drivers for going way over the posted speed limit.
Between May 15th and 20th , six drivers saw their vehicles impounded for seven days.
“We are out in the Comox Valley looking for these excessive speeders” said Cpl. Brad Matchett, Comox Valley RCMP Municipal Traffic Unit.
“There have been fewer vehicles on our roads since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, our commitment to keep the roads safe has not changed, nor have the consequences for driving dangerously.”
Drivers were caught speeding in the following areas:
- Ryan Road, 107 km/hr in 60 km/hr zone (driver didn’t even have a driver’s licence)
- Inland Island Highway, 148 km/hr in a 90km/hr zone
- Guthrie Road, 97km/hr in a 50km/hr zone
- Lazo Road, 115km/hr in a 50km/hr zone (riding a motorcycle without a motorcycle licence)
- Lazo Road, 107km/hr in a 50km/hr zone
- Anderton Road, 145km/hr in an 80km/hr zone (this new driver also earned himself a 3-day licence suspension as a result of his alcohol consumption)
On top of the seven-day vehicle impound, the fine for excessive speed is between $368 and $483.
For more on fines and points for traffic offences in B.C., click here.