Ridge Meadows RCMP caught six drivers speeding excessively during a March campaign. (The News files)

Ridge Meadows RCMP caught six drivers speeding excessively during a March campaign. (The News files)

6 vehicles impounded after excessive speeding in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Ridge Meadows RCMP want drivers to slow down

Within five days local police ticketed and impounded six vehicles for speeding excessively, including one that was travelling 48 km/h above the posted speed limit.

Now Ridge Meadows RCMP are reminding drivers to slow down.

The six vehicles were caught speeding during an enforcement campaign last week, from March 14 to 18.

Drivers were all travelling more than 40 km/h above the speed limit, which automatically comes with a seven day impound penalty, plus a ticket.

One vehicle was going 124 km/h in a 80 km/h zone, another was going 117 km/h in a 70 km/h zone, one was going 95 km/h in a 50 km/h zone, and yet another going 108 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. said Ridge Meadows RCMP Insp. Adam Gander.

“Having your vehicle impounded is not only a huge inconvenience, but it ends up being very costly as the registered owner of the car is responsible for the towing and impound fees on top of the fine amount which starts at $368,” Gander elaborated.

However, he added, most drivers are paying attention and driving within the posted limits.

Gander also wants to remind drivers that March is the kickoff to ICBC’s distracted-driving awareness campaign.

“Distracted driving is the second leading cause of collisions resulting in a fatality,” he advised.

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