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Car impounded for going twice the speed limit on Coquitlam's Como Lake Avenue

Driver clocked at high speeds along Como Lake Avenue in Coquitlam loses car and pays a hefty fine; police warn drivers to stick to the speed limit
Radar gun shows 110 kmh
Radar gun shows a speed of 110 km/h.

One speedy driver has learned the hard way that driving over the speed limit doesn’t pay.

Coquitlam RCMP reported this week that a motorist was caught driving twice the posted speed limit along Como Lake Avenue in Coquitlam.

The speed limit for the road, which is heavily travelled but also runs past Dr. Charles Best Secondary School and Hillcrest Middle School, is 50 km/h; however, the driver was clocked by radar at 110 km/h.

“Please slow down,” Coquitlam RCMP reminded motors on Twitter.

There are some pretty hefty repercussions for going that fast, police say: Not only did the driver have to pay a $368 fine but their car was impounded for seven days.

Coquitlam RCMP spokesperson Const. Deanna Law told the Tri-City News recently that its traffic unit sees excessively speeding vehicles in multiple areas of the region, and commuters are urged to follow the limit.

“Speed is almost always a common contributor to motor vehicle fatalities,” she says.

 

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