A Vancouver driver who was clocked speeding over three times the limit on the Lions Gate Bridge last month has been issued an immediate six-month driving prohibition.
Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit Sgt. Mark Christensen took to Twitter on April 1 to share an image of the luxury McLaren he stopped after he clocked it speeding 160 km/h on the Lions Gate Bridge; the speed limit is 60 km/h.
What's more, he said that the vehicle was speeding an estimated 190 km/h as it pulled away.
Since the driver was speeding upwards of 60 km over the speed limit, they were issued a $483 fine for excessive speeding and a seven-day vehicle impound.
However, Christensen added that the VPD also issued a high-risk driver report "requesting immediate driving prohibition."
Now, RoadSafetyBC has issued the McLaren driver an immediate six-month prohibition following its high-risk driving report.
Under the Motor Vehicle Act, the driver must immediately surrender their license to the person who issued the notice to them.
Update re: McLaren driver doing 190 over Lions Gate Bridge: As a result of high risk driving report, Road Safe BC has issued driver with an immediate 6 month driving prohibition! https://t.co/3skJBAHZ2l pic.twitter.com/PFLSHejCGQ— Sgt Mark Christensen (@baldguy1363) April 22, 2021
Distracted driving in B.C.
BC RCMP Traffic Services says fatal and serious injury motor vehicle collisions due to distracted driving are completely preventable.
According to provincial data, distracted driving is responsible for more than 25 per cent of all car crash fatalities and is the second leading cause of fatal collisions in B.C. Every year, an average of 76 people die in fatal motor vehicle collisions in BC because the driver was distracted or not paying attention.
Distracted driving is more than electronic devices being used; other reasons for the citation include personal grooming, eating/drinking, reading, pets, other passengers, and not knowing your route.
With files from Castanet.