5 Motorcycles Impounded for Excessive Speed

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2019-May-08

Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy

604.925.7348

19-4671

West Vancouver – West Vancouver Police have impounded a group of five motorcycles after they were observed allegedly travelling at a speed of 135 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone.

On April 28, 2019 in the 7600 blk of Hwy. 99, just North of Horseshoe Bay, a WVPD Traffic Section officer observed a group of motorcycles travelling Southbound at a high rate of speed. The officer determined that the motorcycles were allegedly travelling at a speed of 135 km/hr by using a radar device.

The motorcycles were stopped by police and the operators were issued violation tickets for Excessive Speed sec. 148(1) Motor Vehicle Act ($368.00 fine). All five of the motorcycles were impounded for seven days under provincial legislation.

May is high risk driving month and WVPD, along with ICBC and the provincial government, are urging drivers to slow down. According to ICBC, on average, 26 people are killed every year in the Lower Mainland from speed-related crashes.

“When drivers choose to speed, it puts everyone at risk” says Constable Kevin Goodmurphy, WVPD. “Our officers will be stepping up enforcement during the month of May in an effort to help change this dangerous behavior.”

 Anyone who witnesses high risk driving behavior in West Vancouver is asked to contact WVPD at 604-925-7300, and if possible, be able to provide details such as license plates and vehicle descriptions.

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