Oak Bay police nab excessive speeder travelling more than 100 km/h in 40 km/h zone

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A driver had their vehicle impounded for a week and is facing a hefty speeding ticket after they were spotted travelling more than 100 km/h in a 40 km/h zone, according to Oak Bay police.

The police department alleges the driver was recorded at a speed of 107 km/h while driving along a 40 km/h area of Beach Drive on Friday night.

The driver was handed a $483 ticket for excessive speeding and their vehicle was impounded for seven days, according to police.

At the end of June, ICBC warned drivers that police were launching their “Summer CounterAttack” road safety campaign, which sees police across the province ramping up enforcement and roadchecks to monitor for impaired or other unsafe drivers.

According to ICBC, an average of 11 people are killed and 303 people are injured in impaired driving-related crashes on Vancouver Island each year, based on data from 2018 to 2022.

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