A Vancouver driver was slapped with a whopping $483 fine after an officer clocked him going nearly triple the speed limit on Marine Drive.
Vancouver Police Sergeant Mark Christensen tweeted about the incident on Monday, Feb. 3, noting that the driver was recorded going 143 km/h in a 50 zone. He adds that the penalty includes a staggering $483 fine as well as aa seven day impound.
Christensen adds that the behaviour is, "No where near acceptable," and that drivers should, "Slow down and arrive alive."
Late night enforcement on Marine Dr...134 kmh in 50 zone = $483.00 and 7 day impound! No where near acceptable! Slow down and arrive alive. @VPDTrafficUnit @ChiefPalmer @DeputyChow @Eandersen1507 pic.twitter.com/mi0ObxnACF— Sgt Mark Christensen (@baldguy1363) February 3, 2020
Last month, Christensen tweeted about driving with a snow-covered car, highlighting that anyone caught doing so could get slapped with a hefty fine.
If you are driving around with your car is covered in snow, we will give you a $109.00 ticket and make you clear your vehicle off before you continue! @VPDTrafficUnit @ChiefPalmer @DeputyChow @Eandersen1507 pic.twitter.com/VIsd3oimmH— Sgt Mark Christensen (@baldguy1363) January 15, 2020
The offence is called 'Drive While View Obstructed' and that it aplies to front, rear and side windows. So, just because your windshield is clear does not mean that you're in the clear.
Driving with only a small portion of your windshield defrosted or scraped away is dangerous. In order to prevent snow from accumulating, Drive Smart BC notes that, "Covering the windshield with anything that keeps moisture away from it will prevent frost from forming on the outside. A tarp, blanket, towel or even cardboard will help reduce the work."
A traffic ticket for a violation of section 195(1)(b) MVA costs $109 and 3 penalty points.