$462K McLaren impounded – again – after novice driver caught speeding on Hwy. 99
Expensive sports car? Check. Reckless speeding? Check. Novice driver? Check.
Police are once again urging people to drive responsibly after officers impounded yet another pricey sports car that was caught going nearly double the speed limit on the Sea to Sky Highway.
Police clocked the 2018 McLaren 720S – which is valued at about $462,000 – zooming at 151 km/h in an 80 km/h zone just south of Squamish on Saturday.
There was a novice driver behind the wheel, and Cpl. Mike Halskov said officers found "evidence that the vehicle had been impounded previously for the same offence."
The driver, who is in his 20s, was dinged with a $468 ticket and three ICBC penalty points for speeding, plus a $368 ticket and four penalty points for using an electronic device.
The McLaren was just one of five vehicles impounded on the highway Saturday as Mounties tried to crack down on high-risk driving behaviours in the Porteau Cove area. Another was a motorcycle that was clocked going 135 km/h, 55 km/h over the limit.
"Speeding is the leading cause of injuries and fatalities on our highways," Halskov told CTV News. "We need people to slow down out there to get to their destination safely."
The faster you're going, the longer it takes to stop if something goes wrong, Halskov added.
The RCMP said there are five things motorists can do to protect themselves and others on the road, including drive defensively, obey speed limits, wear seatbelts, drive sober and avoid distractions.
With files from CTV Vancouver's Allison Hurst