Speeding drivers lose vehicles

Two drivers lost their vehicles for a week for travelling 57 kilometres an hour over the posted speed limit east of Sicamous.


Two drivers lost their vehicles for a week for travelling 57 kilometres an hour over the posted speed limit east of Sicamous.

Sgt. Murray McNeil with the Sicamous RCMP detachment reports police were conducting traffic enforcement on the Trans-Canada Highway near Oxbow Frontage Road on Friday, Oct. 21. while doing so, officers saw two vehicles travelling 157 km/hr in the 100-kilometre-an-hour zone. The two vehicles were pulled over by police. Subsequently, a 21-year-old driver from Kelowna had her Honda Civic impounded for seven days, and a 23-year-old Ontario resident had her Mercedes impounded for the same duration. In addition, both drivers were fined $368 for excessive speed.

“Excessive speeding is a public safety issue where vehicles are subject to a seven-day impound under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act for exceeding the speed limit by more than 40 km/h,” said McNeil. “Offenders are responsible for all towing and storage fees, in addition to the ticket fine amount and applicable driver demerit points.”


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