Two motorcyclists had their bikes impounded for excessive speeding along the Trans Canada Highway in Saanich.
On July 14, an officer with the BC Highway Patrol was conducting enforcement southbound on the highway near the McKenzie overpass. The posted speed limit along this particular stretch of highway is 80 km/h.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m., the officer saw two motorcyclists travelling at a high speed under the overpass. The officer established they were travelling at a speed of 143 km/h, according to RCMP.
The KTM and Kawasaki bikes were stopped and impounded for one week. The two riders were issued violation tickets of $483 each for excessive speeding under the BC Motor Vehicle Act. The riders will also be responsible for the associated towing and impoundment fees.
We want motorcyclists to enjoy traveling on our beautiful island this summer, but we have seen a number of impoundments involving motorcycles due to excessive speed recently,” says Staff Sgt. Adam Tallboy, acting Officer in Charge of BCHP Vancouver Island. “We would like to remind all road users including motorcyclists to please obey the posted speed limits so that we may all get to our destinations safely.
Throughout the month of July and beyond, the BCHP says motorists can expect to see enhanced enforcement of dangerous driving behaviors during the province-wide Summer Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign.