Commercial vehicle impounded for excessive speed…

SMITHERS, BC: The BC RCMP Traffic Services would like to point out that any vehicle capable of excessive speed on British Columbia’s roadways is a candidate for impoundment…

Such was the case on January 23, 2021 at approximately 2:10 AM on Highway 16 east of Smithers when a Traffic Services officer stopped a loaded semi truck for excessive speeding…150 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone.

The driver, a man from the Prince George area, was handed a $368 fine and 3 points on his licence and the tractor was impounded for 7 days. The driver’s employer was notified where it could pickup the trailer, which was loaded with groceries. It is not known if the driver in this case will face any consequences from his employer.

“This kind of driving behaviour is completely unacceptable on our highways,” states Sgt. Shawn McLaughlin, Unit Commander for BC RCMP Traffic Services in Terrace. “The potential for disaster is high at those speeds, and the driver was putting himself and other motorists at risk of injury or death had a collision occurred.”

Written and released by BC RCMP Traffic Services

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