Senior clocked at 72 km/h over the speed limit
It seems that drivers are not getting the message about speeding, particularly on the Malahat.
This morning, police officers impounded eight vehicles for excessive speeding in just three hours.
They also handed out dozens of tickets.
It’s a case that surprised even seasoned members of the Integrated Road Safety Unit.
Excessive speed is defined as driving at a speed greater than 40 kilometres over the speed limit.
While the driver’s age of 78 years old may be an anomaly, Cst. Andy Dunstan says his speed is something police officers see far too often.
“At about 9:30 a Jaguar was travelling southbound, in the 80 kilometer an hour zone, and was identified as doing 152 kilometers an hour.
So, we’ve been writing 100 tickets per deployment up there.
And we really want people to know that this is not acceptable.”
Dunstan says he’s clocked a drivers travelling 80 kilometres over the speed limit, but it was just too dangerous to follow.
Police want the message out to slow down, and it’s a major hit to the pocket book for excessive speeding.
Today’s senior speeder is facing a $463 fine, paying to have his car towed and impounded for seven days, and the points to his driver’s license.
It will add up to close to $1500.
There were eight vehicles impounded this morning, and two drivers caught travelling at excessive speeds, both repeat offenders.