PRINCE GEORGE, BC: An 18 year-old male has been slapped with a $483 fine, had his borrowed vehicle impounded, and is now under review by Superintendent of Motor Vehicles after caught speeding on Foothills Blvd last week…
Police say on the afternoon of May 27, 2019, officers were conducting speed enforcement along a 60 km/hour portion of Foothills Boulevard when they observed and recorded a vehicle traveling 131 kilometres per hour, more than twice the speed limit.
Officers conducted a roadside stop of the vehicle and located an 18 year-old male driver. The driver was issued a $483 fine and the vehicle he was driving was impounded for seven days, despite the fact that he was not the registered owner. In addition, the vehicle tow and storage bill will be the responsibility of the owner. The investigating officers have submitted a dangerous driver report to the BC Superintendent of Motor Vehicles for future licencing considerations.
During the month of May, the Prince George RCMP focused on targeting speeding and aggressive drivers in our community. Here are the results of the campaign:
- 251 – speeding violations
- 11 – excessive speeding violations with a vehicle impound (including the one mentioned above)
- 36 – speed in a school zone violations
- 3 – Fail to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles
- 3 – Follow too closely
- 4 – Drive without consideration for others or drive without due care
In addition to the enforcement, RCMP volunteers dedicated 74 hours in the community during the month conducting speed watch, both with and without the assistance of officers. In all, 4734 vehicles were observed, with 2751 of those vehicles traveling above the posted speed.
Speed enforcement will continue throughout the summer.