Speeders strike out

RCMP issue fines, impounds vehicles for excessive speed

The Sidney North Saanich RCMP caught a slew of speeders during a traffic enforcement project on Sept. 30.

The police set up shop on the Pat Bay Highway near the Lands End exit and saw speeders who were doing up to triple the posted speed limits on the stretch of road.

“(The) enforcement initiative resulted in the impoundment of five vehicles in separate incidents, all related to excessive speeds,” said Cpl. Erin Fraser of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP.

The Motor Vehicle Act in B.C. sets the threshold for laying a charges of excessive speed at 41 kilometers per hour or faster over the posted speed limit.

Fraser noted that the vehicles impounded for seven days during the RCMP’s efforts on Sept. 30 were traveling 60km/h or more over the posted limit of 80 km/h.

Drivers of the impounded vehicles were also issued speeding tickets to the tune of $368 each.

 

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