North Van RCMP stop 'L' driver travelling 199 km/h
This past weekend, officers from the North Vancouver RCMP Traffic unit pulled over a new driver for speeding after the vehicle was clocked going almost 200 km/h.
RCMP said on Friday September 29th 2023, a Learner “L” driver was stopped after being clocked travelling at 199 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.
The Learner driver was racing on the Upper Levels highway near Lonsdale Ave with another vehicle when our officer stopped him.
The 19-year-old’s response when he was pulled over: “The other driver was going faster.”
Officers were unable to stop the second vehicle in question. Additionally, the Learner was driving without a supervisor and carrying too many passengers.
The driver, a man from North Vancouver, was issued tickets for Excessive speed, Drive Without Due Care and Attention and Drive Contrary to restrictions. The fines summed up to almost $ 1500. The vehicle was also impounded for seven days.
“Speed remains as the number one cause of death on our roadways,” said Cst. Mansoor Sahak, Media Relations Officer for the North Vancouver RCMP.
“When it comes to speeding and dangerous driving, every death is a preventable death. We are committed more than ever to stopping irresponsible drivers through enforcement and education.”