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.
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.
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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.
84 kmh in 30 zone = excessive speeding even for a taxi driver! 7 day impound + $368! Also various mechanical defects with vehicle, box 1 notice and order issued, $311 fine for failing to maintain vehicle in safe operating order! @VancouverPD @ChiefPalmer @VPDTrafficUnit pic.twitter.com/6DeCL9kAYn
— Sgt Mark Christensen (@baldguy1363) May 15, 2020
Last week, in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighbourhood, Christensen caught three cars for excessive speeding within the span of five minutes.