Driver clocked at doing more than 127 km/h over the speed limit loses car, licence for 7 days: RCMP
RCMP say they stopped a driver near Lougheed Highway and 287 Street after they were going more than twice the speed limit. (Google Maps)
VANCOUVER -- A driver who was doing more than twice the speed limit on Lougheed Highway had their vehicle impounded and their licence suspended over the weekend, local Mounties say.
In a social media post, Ridge Meadows RCMP say they stopped a driver who was 127 km/h over the limit.
Officers say the driver of the Hyundai Genesis was doing 207 km/h in an 80 zone near 287 Street.
"You get a time-out from your car and licence for seven days and a hefty fine," the post says.
Fines in B.C. are based on how much over the speed limit a person is driving, among other factors including whether they were in a school or construction zone.
Drivers with one or more ticket for excessive speeding pay a driver risk premium, which is based on convictions and reviewed in three-year periods. More information on these premiums is available on ICBC's website.