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Saanich Police say that less traffic on the roads may be contributing to more speeders, as they have impounded sixteen cars in the past thirty days due to excessive speeding.

In the same time period last month, they only impounded two vehicles for the same offence.

Excessive speeding is defined in the Motor Vehicle Act as driving at a speed greater than 40 km/h over the speed limit, and speed is one of the leading causes of fatalities on B.C.’s highways.

It will also result in the immediate impoundment of the vehicle being driven and comes with a hefty fine.

Exceeding the driving limit by more than 40 km/h is a $368 fine, and exceeding the driving limit by more than 60 km/h equals a $483 fine – and with both cases, the driver will receive three penalty points on his or her driving record.

Saanich Police stated that two vehicles out of the sixteen impounded in the past month clocked in at 151 km/h and 153 km/h in an 80 zone, respectively, and are reminding people to slow down.