Hasty drives prove costly for speeders caught by Langley RCMP

Fines, impounded vehicles, impound costs and higher ICBC rates for three speeders.

Speeding will prove costly for three drivers who have had their vehicles impounded by the Langley RCMP on April 16.

Two of the three males were operating motorcycles eastbound on 16th Avenue and were stopped in the 26800 block just after 5 p.m.

“These two were traveling side by side at 118 km/h in a 60 km/h zone,” said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks. “The two Chilliwack men, aged 30 and 59, relinquished their Harley Davidson motorcycles for the next seven days, received a violation ticket for $368 and will be required to pay the towing and storage fees for their respective motorcycles.”

About an hour later, the police officer who stopped the Chilliwack men clocked another motorist doing 180 km/h in a 60 zone. This time more than the driver will be inconvenienced.

“The driver is a 26-year-old male from Abbotsford and the vehicle belonged to a family member,” Largy noted.

In addition to the vehicle impounding, the driver gets a speeding ticket for $483 as well as a $196 ticket for a charge of driving without consideration.

“His family member is now without a vehicle for seven days and he is responsible for nearly $1,000 in fines and fees,” she added.

As well each of the drivers receives three penalty points on their driver’s licences and get to pay higher ICBC premiums – an ICBC driver-risk premium of $320 per year for three years, over and above Autoplan insurance premiums. The cost of towing and storage is on average $350, Largy said.

“Excessively speeding is a very expensive proposition. The message here is obey the speed limit,” Largy said.

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