Taxi caught driving almost triple the speed limit in 30 km/h construction zone

May 15 2020, 9:49 am

A taxi driver received more than $700 in fines on Thursday, including excessive speeding.

Mark Christensen, Traffic Sergent for the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), says that the vehicle was caught going 84 km/h — nearly triple the posted speed limit — on the Granville Street Bridge.

The bridge currently has a posted speed limit of 30 km/h due to construction.

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A taxi that was impounded for excessive speeding in Vancouver. (Sgt. Mark Christensen/Twitter)

In addition to receiving a seven-day impound and the maximum possible fine of $368, the driver also received a handful of fines for “various mechanical defects,” writes Sgt. Christensen.

As a result, the driver received an additional $311 fine for “failing to maintain the vehicle in safe operating condition and $109 for not having a pre-inspection report — amounting to $788 in total fines.

Last week, in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighbourhood, Christensen caught three cars for excessive speeding within the span of five minutes.