An 18-year-old man has been charged with excessive speeding after an Abbotsford Police Traffic Enforcement Unit officer clocked him travelling 107 km/h over the speed limit.
The “N” driver was caught speeding in an Audi A3 on Highway 11 at Clayburn Road.
There was also a 17-year-old passenger in the vehicle.
The vehicle was towed and will be impounded for seven days.
In addition, the driver’s license will be reviewed by the Superintendent of the Motor Vehicle Branch.
The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) tweeted about the incident yesterday (July 10), stating that, “The faster you go, the more you pay.”
“You may think you’re in control at these high speeds, but should you need to take evasive action, or react to another driver, you may find yourself unable to respond effectively. The results can be deadly.” states the APD Traffic Enforcement Unit’s Sgt. Desi Sansalone.
Drivers caught going 40 km/h or more over the limit receive three automatic demerit points and face a fine between $368 and $483 CAD.
Besides the violation ticket fine and driver risk premium, police can immediately impound a vehicle for seven days for drivers travelling 40 km or more over the posted speed limit.
What’s more, repeat offenders could face 30 or 60 days impoundment.
- Elana Shepert, Vancouver Is Awesome