Slow down — you move too fast, Sea to Sky youth

Four drivers taken off the road earlier this month, say RCMP

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.

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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.

 

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