A driver in Abbotsford has had his van impounded after some dangerous speeding in a school zone.
The Abbotsford Police Department recently shared on Twitter that officers stopped a van travelling 102 km/h in a 30 km/h zone.
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Not only was the driver going more than 70 km/h above the posted speed limit, but the incident took place shortly after school was let out for the day, calling for a much higher risk of an accident.
Stop of the Day
Wed: As children were leaving school, #TrafficEnforcement officers stopped a van travelling 102 km/h in 30 km/h school zone. Dri ticketed $483 & veg impounded 7 days. SLOW DOWN & help keep our streets safe!
School zone/ parent tips: https://t.co/p1E0KkRcwn
— Abbotsford Police Department (@AbbyPoliceDept) January 31, 2019
Police refrained from sharing which school the incident took place at, but the driver was slapped with a $483 ticket, as well as having their vehicle impounded for seven days.
Abby PD and ICBC remind families and drivers that every year, approximately 380 children are injured in crashes while walking or cycling to school. 86 of those injuries take place in school and playground zones.
Over the course of 2017, a total of 7,900 drivers were ticketed for speeding in school and playground zones.