While speeding is dangerous anywhere, a Vancouver police officer says excessively speeding near a middle school borders on "criminal" behaviour.
Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit Sgt. Mark Christensen took to Twitter on Wednesday (Dec. 15) to share an image of school zone signage that warns drivers not to exceed the 30 km/h speed limit.
Christensen writes that the individual was driving 100 km/h in the 30 km/h zone on a side street located near Crofton House School.
"N (new) driver can expect a driving prohibition in the near future!" he quipped.
Since the driver was speeding upwards of 60 km over the speed limit, they will be issued a minimum fine of $483 for excessive speeding and a seven-day vehicle impound.
Going 100kmh anywhere in Vancouver is dangerous but doing it on a side st, past Crofton House School, boarders criminal! Vehicle impounded, $483 fine and N driver can expect a driving prohibition in near future! @VPDTrafficUnit @VancouverPD @DeputyChow @ChiefPalmer pic.twitter.com/6RWLBZL6wA— Sgt Mark Christensen (@baldguy1363) December 15, 2021
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.