Several young Sea to Sky Corridor drivers have learned the hard way that excessive speed can be costly.
Squamish RCMP says that officers from Sea-to-Sky Traffic Services — which routinely patrol the corridor from North Vancouver to Pemberton — took four young drivers off the road over two days earlier this month because the youth were speeding.
Speeds ranged from 142 km/h to a high of 197 km/h in an 80 km/h zone, police said.
The vehicles were impounded for a minimum of seven days and $483 tickets were issued.
In each case, the driver was under 25 years of age. Three of the four were male, one was on a motorcycle and two drivers only had their learner driver's licence, according to a news release from the RCMP.
An officer may also choose to issue a report to RoadSafetyBC requesting that the driver be prohibited from driving.
"Police cannot stress enough the importance of obeying the speed limits — slowing down puts you at less risk of injury or death," reads the release.