A motorcyclist in Surrey was issued a hefty fine after going quadruple the posted speed limit.
Police say that on November 1, just after 4:30 pm, a traffic officer saw “a motorcycle driving toward him at a high rate of speed” on the 13800 blocks of Colebrook Road in Surrey.
According to the Surrey RCMP, the motorist was clocked going over 200 km/h — more than four times the 50 km/h speed limit.
The RCMP says that the driver “bragged to a witness on scene” that their speed was “closer to 210 km/h.”
When you’re clocked on Colebrook Road doing + 200 km/h and you brag to a witness on scene it was closer to 210 km/h. Give your head a shake. #Impounded thanks to one of our Traffic officer’s that was able to stop this motorcycle before a tragedy occurred. pic.twitter.com/i8qSJ1iP3i
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) November 9, 2020
The driver was issued a $483 ticket for excessive speeding and had their motorcycle impounded for seven days.
“Stopping dangerous drivers has an immediate impact on public safety,” says Corporal Joanie Sidhu, spokesperson for the Surrey RCMP.
“It’s fortunate that no one was seriously injured as a result of the driver’s dangerous driving behaviour.”