West Vancouver Police have impounded five motorcycles after they were observed allegedly travelling at a speed of 135 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone.
On April 28, just north of Horseshoe Bay, a WVPD Traffic Section officer observed a group of motorcycles travelling southbound at a high rate of speed.
The officer determined by a radar device that the motorcycles were allegedly travelling at a speed of 135 km/hr.
The motorcycles were stopped by police and the operators were issued violation tickets of $368 for excessive speed.
All five of the motorcycles were also impounded for seven days under provincial legislation.
“When drivers choose to speed, it puts everyone at risk” says Constable Kevin Goodmurphy, WVPD. “Our officers will be stepping up enforcement during the month of May in an effort to help change this dangerous behavior.”
Anyone who witnesses high risk driving behavior in West Vancouver is asked to contact WVPD at 604-925-7300, and if possible, be able to provide details such as license plates and vehicle descriptions.
May is high risk driving month and WVPD, along with ICBC and the provincial government, are urging drivers to slow down. According to ICBC, on average, 26 people are killed every year in the Lower Mainland from speed-related crashes.