A Vancouver driver was pulled over for speeding over double the speed limit on Granville Street this week--despite having a supervisor in the car.
Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit Sgt. Mark Christensen took to Twitter Tuesday (March 23) morning to share an image of the vehicle he pulled over for speeding 111 km/h on Granville Street; the speed limit is 50 km/h.
"If you are supervising your 17 year old son, driving on a “L” driver’s licence, you shouldn’t allow him to do 111 km/h on Granville St (50 km/h)," he writes.
Christensen adds that the driver is also a Learner and didn't display an "L" on the back of the vehicle. He notes, "Supervisors need to be accountable!"
Since the driver was speeding upwards of 60 km over the speed limit, they will be issued a $483 fine for excessive speeding and a seven-day vehicle impound.
If you are supervising your 17 year old son, driving on a “L” driver’s licence, you shouldn’t allow him to do 111 kmh on Granville St (50 kmh)...and make sure there is a “L” on the vehicle! Supervisor‘s need to be accountable! @VancouverPD @ChiefPalmer @VPDTrafficUnit pic.twitter.com/skNIwYb435— Sgt Mark Christensen (@baldguy1363) March 23, 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.