PRINCE GEORGE, BC: On Tuesday October 23, 2018, North District Traffic Services stopped a vehicle on Giscome Road for excessive speeding.
Police had received several complaints that the vehicle in question was seen numerous times travelling well in excess of the posted speed limit. Patrols were made for the vehicle and today, RCMP located and stopped the 2009 Ford Mustang.
The driver, a 49 year-old Prince George woman was allegedly travelling 133 kms/hr in a posted 80 km zone at 7:30 AM, a time when people are commuting to work and school. The female was issued a violation ticket and her vehicle was impounded for seven days. The fine for excessive speeding starts at $368.
“When a crash happens, the faster a vehicle is travelling, the greater the damage will be, the more serious the injuries and the higher the risk of death” said Sgt Al Steinhauser, NCO i/c Prince George Regional Traffic Services.
The faster the vehicle is travelling, the further it will take to stop. Even more so at this time of the year when roads can be slippery. Thankfully the vehicle was stopped before a possible crash occurred. When travelling, police wish to remind everyone to obey the rules of the road so we all arrive safely at our destination.
Written and released by North District Traffic Services.