Police across Metro Vancouver and parts of the Lower Mainland have been busy this week, with dozens of drivers being pulled over for excessive speeding and other types of driving infractions.
Some police detachments are participating in Operation Safe Driver Week, which takes place between July 12 to 18 and focuses on reducing unsafe driving behaviours.
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On Monday, the Burnaby RCMP stopped a pair of excessive speeders. One was doing 131 km/h and the other was doing 115 km/h, both in 60 km/h zones.
On Tuesday, they partnered with the Port Moody Police Department and issued more than 60 violations, including 44 speeding drivers, four distracted drivers, two who failed to wear a seatbelt, and one in possession of Cannabis in the vehicle.
— Burnaby RCMP (@BurnabyRCMP) July 15, 2020
The Surrey RCMP also caught several drivers for excessive speeding on Tuesday. Three speeders were caught within the span of 30 minutes and were “going way over 100 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.”
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) July 14, 2020
Just outside of Metro Vancouver, Ridge Meadows RCMP caught nine excessive speeders over the span of 72 hours. The top three infractions, according to police, involved drivers going up to 81 km/h above the posted speed limit.
Over the last 72 hours our Frontline police have stopped 9 excessive speeders. The top 3 were:
*161 km in an 80 km/h zone
*160 km in an 80 km/h zone
*154 km in a 60 km/h zone
ICBC #RoadSafetyBC #SlowDown #RoadSense pic.twitter.com/EabcVPNVG2
— Ridge Meadows RCMP (@RidgeRCMP) July 15, 2020
According to ICBC, police can issue a fine ranging from $368 to $483 for excessive speeding. The infraction also carries three points towards a person’s Driver Risk Premium (DRP).