Two vehicles will be collecting dust for the next little while after police impounded them following the drivers being nabbed for racing excessively on the Pat Bay Highway Saturday night.
The Pat Bay Highway has a speed limit of 80 to 90 km/h.
On Saturday night, these two vehicles were apparently racing while speeding excessively.
The same officer who, last weekend, caught a motorist travelling 178 kph on Hwy 17, found these drivers going 125-130 kph in the same area of Patricia Bay Highway.
The cars were impounded. pic.twitter.com/qGC8u2kgnK
— Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit (@SPD_Traffic) March 22, 2021
In a statement regarding Distracted Driving month, BC RCMP Traffic Services Supt. Holly Turton said, “Fatal and serious collisions are completely preventable — keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and obey posted speed limits.”
The fine for excessive speeding in BC is $368 to $483.
According to provincial statistics, 114 people die, on average, in crashes involving high-risk driving.
On average, 78 people died last year in fatal collisions because of distracted driving contributing to 25% of car crash fatalities.