Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in Vancouver is 50 km/h. According to a Vancouver Police Traffic Sergeant, one Uber driver was caught doing a lot more than that.
On Saturday, November 28, Sergeant Mark Christensen posted a snap on Twitter of a speed gun that registered at 114 km/h.
“If you are an Uber driver, driving 54 km/h over the speed limit, DON’T BLAME IT ON YOUR PASSENGERS!” wrote the Sergeant, who goes by @baldguy1363 on Twitter.
“The $368 fine and seven-day vehicle impound just doesn’t seem enough when you are a ‘professional’ driver,” he wrote.
If you are an @uber driver, driving 54 kmh over the speed limit, DON’T BLAME IT ON YOUR PASSENGERS! The $368 fine and 7 day vehicle impound just doesn’t seem enough when you are a “professional” driver! @VancouverPD @ChiefPalmer @VPDTrafficUnit @DeputyChow pic.twitter.com/zOIAcJPMbh
— Sgt Mark Christensen (@baldguy1363) November 27, 2021
The Vancouver Police Department weighed in on this catch, saying that there was “no excuse” for driving at that speed.
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“Driving 54 km over the speed limit is risking your life and the lives of others,” they wrote in their retweet.
There is no excuse for this. Driving 54 km over the speed limit is risking your life and the lives of others. https://t.co/FSdgz4n6q7
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) November 27, 2021
Uber has safety tips for passengers available online. A rep told Daily Hive that riders are able to report dangerous driving, including speeding, in the app.
“In the help section, just click on the “my driver drove dangerously” tab and submit a report. You can also see in our community guidelines there is a section titled “follow all laws” which outlines our policies against dangerous driving,” said Uber.