This past weekend, officers from the North Vancouver RCMP Traffic unit were out in full force conducting traffic enforcement targeting high risk driving and they were able to catch a learner driver speeding in the Upper Lonsdale area.
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In a press release, police said a learner ‘L’ driver was stopped after seen clocking at 199 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. The Learner driver was racing on the Upper Levels highway near Lonsdale Ave with another vehicle when the officer stopped him.
When stopped and asked why he was going so fast, the 19-year-old said because the “other driver was going faster”. Officers were unable to stop the second vehicle in question. However, the learner was driving without a supervisor and carrying too many passengers.
A 19-year-old from North Vancouver was issued tickets for Excessive speed, Drive Without Due Care and Attention and Drive Contrary to restrictions. The fines summed up to almost $ 1500. The vehicle was also impounded for seven days. Speed remains as the number one cause of death on our roadways, said Cst. Mansoor Sahak, Media Relations Officer for the North Vancouver RCMP.
“When it comes to speeding and dangerous driving, every death is a preventable death. We are committed more than ever to stopping irresponsible drivers through enforcement and education.”