Law enforcement in Greater Victoria have been busy pulling over and impounding numerous vehicles for speeding lately.
At least six vehicles have been impounded for excessive speed in and around Victoria in the last seven days.
On Tuesday, Saanich Police Department said one officer in an unmarked Ford F-150 caught a motorist going 120 km/h in a 50 km/h near their headquarters.
“The driver has been prohibited from driving four times in the past,” the department said on Twitter.
As a result, the motorist’s vehicle was impounded for seven days, said Saanich PD.
It comes five days after Saanich PD said another motorist was caught going 126 km/h on Highway 17, where the speed limit ranges between 80 km/h and 90/km in certain spots. The motorist’s vehicle was also impounded.
“Despite heavy rush hour traffic, this motorist was observed speeding on Highway 17 leading to an impound of their vehicle. It was the driver’s third excessive speed ticket since March 2019,” Saanich PD said on Twitter.
Yesterday, according to the Victoria Police Department, officers caught two vehicles going 90 km/h and 83 km/h in a school zone.
The department did not disclose the location where the motorists were caught but said both vehicles were impounded for seven days and the drivers were each hit with an $829 fine.
“Driving this fast places our children at an incredible risk,” VicPD tweeted on Monday.
Meanwhile, Central Saanich Police Department says officers pulled over a BMW after it was clocked going 168 km/h on Highway 17 – where the speed limit is 80 km/m – back on Oct. 17. That vehicle was impounded for seven days and the motorist was given a ticket for excessive speeding.
Central Saanich PD also said that on Oct. 14 two motorists received immediate roadside prohibitions for impaired driving, including one motorist who was speeding.