Two drivers were speeding and weaving in and out of traffic on a busy highway during inclement weather, says the Metro Vancouver Transit Police.
On Jan. 6 at roughly 1 p.m., Transit Police officers were travelling down Lougheed Highway in an unmarked police vehicle when they noticed two vehicles driving dangerously, Const. Michael Yake told Vancouver Is Awesome. The two drivers were following each other at a "high rate of speed while weaving in and out of traffic."
Transit Police officers pulled over the two vehicles for travelling 120 km/h in a 70 km/h speed zone. They were issued $368 violation tickets for excessive speeding, and both of their vehicles were impounded for seven days.
“After the heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures, the road conditions were anything but ideal. When drivers should be using caution in wintry conditions, these two drivers put the public at risk with their irresponsible and erratic driving," said Yake.
"Both drivers now deal with the consequences of a hefty fine and losing their vehicles for seven days. Thankfully, no one was hurt or seriously injured.”
Transit Police also tweeted a video of one of the vehicles being towed with a caption that reads: "Putting the safety of other drivers at risk? You aren't welcome on the road."
Speeding driver tells Metro Vancouver police officer to 'focus on the drugs and alcohol killing people' instead
While some drivers make up excuses for their behaviour, others tell traffic enforcement officers to change what they are doing instead.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police officers recently pulled over a driver who was speeding 53 km/h over the limit, and the individual asked "why police don't do their job [and] focus on the drugs [and] alcohol killing people."
Naturally, the point wasn't well-received and Transit Police noted in a Twitter post that there were a staggering 252 fatal traffic collisions in 2019 in B.C. and speed was the biggest contributing factor.