Police in the Comox Valley have been busy this month pulling over drivers for excessive speed, and in some cases, impounding their vehicles.
Between May 15 and May 20, Comox Valley RCMP officers from the traffic unit impounded six vehicles for excessive speeding in the region, according to a media release.
We are out in the Comox Valley looking for these excessive speeders, Cpl. Brad Matchett, Comox Valley RCMP said in the release.
There have been fewer vehicles on our roads since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, our commitment to keep the roads safe has not changed, nor have the consequences for driving dangerously.
Among those who were caught speeding, RCMP say one driver was clocked going 148 km/h on the Inland Island Highway. The speed limit in the area where the driver was caught was 90 km/h, according to the release.
Police also nabbed a new driver who was doing 145 km/h on Anderton Road, where the speed limit is 80 km/h. RCMP say the driver also received a three-day suspension of their driver’s license due to the consumption of alcohol.
Another driver, who RCMP say didn’t even have a license, was caught doing 107 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on Ryan Road.
Comox Valley RCMP also pulled over a motorcycle after the driver, who also didn’t have a license, was caught going 115 km/hr in on Lazo Road, where the speed limit is 50 km/h. RCMP also pulled over another vehicle on Lazo Road after the driver was caught going 107 km/h.
All vehicles were impounded for seven days and motorists were fined anywhere between $368 and $483 for excessive speeding, the release notes.