To paraphrase a tweet from Saanich PD earlier this week, it’s probably not a good idea to speed in a playground zone if you’re going to drive without a licence and/or insurance!
— Saanich PD Traffic (@SPD_Traffic) October 3, 2017
A combination of all three fines was handed out to a driver on Monday at around 4:00 pm after they were found speeding down Emily Carr drive in a playground zone.
Despite the humorous caption, we’re betting the driver wasn’t too amused with the situation – that person not only has to pay the standard $253 for speeding in a playground zone but was also fined $276 for driving without a licence and received a hefty $598 charge for not having insurance.
That's just excessive. No need to pile on. No insurance is enough of a fine to change behavior. How about little discretion.
— John Craig (@jmcraig35) October 3, 2017
Seriously? Driving without insurance is beyond needing a behavioral change. I'm pleased Saanich PD threw the book at the person.
— Alex Nagelbach (@nagelbach) October 3, 2017
The incident and subsequent tweet drew some mixed responses, but we can all agree on one thing: it was a very expensive lesson indeed!