Motorcycle impounded, over $1,300 in tickets served to excessive speeder

Motorcycle impounded, over $1,300 in tickets served to excessive speeder

A motorcycle is sitting in the impound lot and a driver has been served more than $1,300 in traffic tickets after Victoria Police officers pulled the vehicle over for excessive speeding on Monday night.

At around 8 p.m, Victoria Police Department traffic officers pulled over a motorcycle driving approximately 140 km/hour in the 2300-block of Blanchard Street, which is a 50 km/hour zone.

Police issued the driver more than $1,300 in violation tickets after discovering the driver did not have a motorcycle licence, the bike did not have insurance and, of course, for excessive speeding. Along with the violations, the motorcycle was impounded for seven days.

The Victoria Police Department is reminding the public to obey posted speed limits, despite less traffic on the roads due to COVID-19.

In Saanich, excessive speeding incidents in Saanich have increased by a shocking 320 percent since the start of the pandemic.

Next month is High-Risk Driving Awareness Month; a road safety campaign supported by the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police. In May, officers will monitor roads with a heightened focus on targeting high-risk driving.

It is not just police officers who are monitoring driver’s speeds, either. Last month the province announced 35 new cameras at various intersections across B.C. to catch speeders.

To report traffic complaints online, police ask you to visit their website.

Rebecca LawrenceRebecca Lawrence

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