A motorist caught driving more than 100 kilometres per hour in a Qualicum Beach school zone was issued a fine and had his vehicle impounded for seven days.
On the morning of Feb. 7, an Oceanside RCMP traffic officer was conducting speed enforcement in front of Kwalikum Secondary School on Village Way, according to an Oceanside RCMP news release.
A Mercedes-Benz approaching the school was clocked travelling over the speed limit. The traffic officer’s in-car radar confirmed the vehicle’s speed was at 108 kilometres per hour, the release said.
The vehicle’s 83-year-old driver, from Qualicum Beach, was served a $368 violation ticket for excessive speed. In addition to the violation ticket, the motorist’s excessive speed triggered a seven-day vehicle impoundment under the Province of BC’s vehicle impoundment program.
The officer said they were in disbelief when they observed the vehicle speeding at such excess through a school zone on a school day, said Sgt. Shane Worth.
Our officers spend time enforcing speed zones at all of our local schools and we remind the motoring public to take care and slow down in school zones in order to keep everyone safe and avoid hefty fines and vehicle impounds.
Speeding, according to ICBC, is a major contributing factor to car crash fatalities in B.C.
The RCMP and ICBC remind motorists to slow down, especially at school zones.
— NEWS Staff