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Motorcyclist caught speeding 182 km/h through Port Moody

Police impounded the bike for seven days off an 80 zone of the Barnet Highway and the operator was fined for excessive speeding.
Port Moody traffic officers impounded a motorcycle after its operator was caught at more than 100 km/h above the posted speed limit along a section of the Barnet Highway.

A motorcyclist appeared to be in a hurry to get through Port Moody last month.

So much so that they felt the need to speed above and beyond the 80 km/h speed limit along a section of the Barnet Highway (7A).

On Aug. 24, Port Moody police (PMPD) clocked the biker at 182 km/h near the intersection of 7A and Reed Point Way.

That's exactly 102 km over the limit, which department spokesperson Sam Zacharias said shows "no regard" for the safety of others.

"It is fortunate that there was no collision resulting from this high-risk behaviour," he said in an interview with the Tri-City News.

"Speeding is a leading contributing factor in fatal collisions in British Columbia and, as always, we remind motorists to slow down and obey posted speed limits."

The motorcycle was immediately impounded for seven days following the incident and the driver was ticketed the maximum excessive speeding fine at $483.

As well, Zacharias explained PMPD officers issued a high-risk driving report ICBC in requesting a licence review for the biker.

He added the decision was made "given the aggravating factors" of the 182 km/h speed.

"Police will forward these requests from time to time when it may be appropriate to seek further enforcement action."

Depending on the operator's history, Zacharias said a review can also lead to a longer impoundment of a vehicle involved.

It's not clear, as of this publication (Sept. 2), if the motorcycle was given an impoundment beyond the seven-day enforcement.

The Barnet Highway continues to be a common radar spot for Port Moody police as speed limits fluctuate when travelling through the city.

In July, a Ferrari was also impounded after its driver went 134 km/h near Clarke Street — a designated 50 km zone.

According to ICBC's latest stats, a total of 13 crashes took place along 7A within the vicinity of Reed Point Way between 2017 and 2021.

In 2020, there were 14 motorcyclists died in fatal crashes across the Lower Mainland in which speed was a factor.

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