Vancouver police say a driver who has a penchant for excessive speeding won't have access to their vehicle for months.
Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit Sgt. Mark Christensen took to Twitter Wednesday (Sept. 8) to share an image of a yellow sports car being towed from the street. He mentions that each time a driver is caught for excessive speeding, the time their vehicle is impounded increases.
"When it is the [third] excessive speeding charge this year, this driver will not be seeing his car for 90 days!" he captioned.
Drivers who speed upwards of 60 km over the speed limit are issued a minimum $483 fine for excessive speeding and a seven-day vehicle impound. However, as Christensen noted, the impound, as well as the fine, will increase with additional offences.
Parents launch petition to lower speed limit on busy Vancouver street
Concerned parents have also launched a petition to reduce the speed limit on a portion of Commercial Drive that is home to two schools.
While the speed limit is 50 km/h in the area, the petition states that this is "rarely enforced" and that "there are essentially no traffic calming measures in place."
Parents say they've noticed cars speeding down this stretch of Commercial Drive, which makes it unsafe for children. "We feel it is inevitable that there will be an incident between a child and a speeding car at this location, and we ask you to intervene before this happens."