Deas Island Traffic Services Prevents Potential Disaster

B.C. Lower Mainland District, Richmond, Traffic Services, Traffic Patrol

2017-10-31 08:14 PDT

On October 14, 2017 a Deas Island Traffic Services member was on patrol in Richmond entering Hwy 91 from Hwy 99. The member observed a white SUV travelling east on Hwy 91 at an estimated speed in excess of 150 kph in the posted 80 kph zone. Using a speed monitoring device the member determined the SUV was going 152 kph.

The SUV was stopped and the driver, a technician from a local automotive dealership, stated he was just out for a test drive and was only going 130. The driver was issued a violation ticket for Excessive Speed and fined $483. The owner of the SUV was advised of the situation.

Regardless of whether the technician was driving at 152 or 130 kph, he was still driving at excessive speeds endangering not only himself but innocent road users, says BC Traffic spokesperson Cst. Melissa Wutke. Had this driver been involved in a collision at those speeds, it very likely could have resulted in serious injuries or death to himself and/or innocents.

Police would like to remind all motorists to please slow down and observe speed limits – we want you to make it to your destination safely!

Released by

Cst. Melissa Wutke

Training and Media Coordinator
E Division Traffic Services
Mailstop #804, 14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey BC V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-2845
Fax: 778-290-6071

Email: melissa.wutke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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