Vancouver Police caught a driver speeding over three times the speed limit on the Lions Gate Bridge this week.
Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit Sgt. Mark Christensen took to Twitter Thursday (April 1) afternoon to share an image of the luxury McLaren he stopped after he clocked it speeding 160 km/h on the Lions Gate Bridge; the speed limit is 60 km/h.
He adds that as the vehicle pulled away, the estimated speed was 190 km/h.
Since the driver was speeding upwards of 60 km over the speed limit, they will be issued a $483 fine for excessive speeding and a seven-day vehicle impound.
However, Christensen says VPD has also issued a high-risk driver report "requesting immediate driving prohibition."
McLaren stopped 4 driving on the Lions Gate Bridge at over 3 times the speed limit...at 160 kmh, was rapidly pulling away, est speed 190! Vehicle impounded, $483 fine + high risk driver report requesting immediate driving prohibition! @VancouverPD @icbc @DeputyChow pic.twitter.com/YKFPOK9xWa— Sgt Mark Christensen (@baldguy1363) April 1, 2021
Distracted driving in B.C.
BC RCMP Traffic Services says fatal and serious injury motor vehicle collisions due to distracted driving are completely preventable.
According to provincial data, distracted driving is responsible for more than 25 per cent of all car crash fatalities and is the second leading cause of fatal collisions in B.C. Every year, an average of 76 people die in fatal motor vehicle collisions in BC because the driver was distracted or not paying attention.
Distracted driving is more than electronic devices being used; other reasons for the citation include personal grooming, eating/drinking, reading, pets, other passengers, and not knowing your route.
--With files from Castanet.