RCMP Impound Truck Going 55km’s Over the Speed Limit

On October 11th, 2018 at approximately 8:51 am, a Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officer was conducting speed related patrols in the area of Highway 97A and Otter Lake Crossroads, when a vehicle was observed travelling north bound at allegedly 155 km in a 100 km speed zone.

The officer conducted a road stop with the subject vehicle, a black Dodge truck, which was subsequently impounded for 7 days and the driver issued a $368 fine under the motor vehicle act for excessive speed.

This is a good reminder to all motorists that the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is committed to reducing speed related incidents on our Highways. Says Cst. Kelly Brett. Speed and distracted driving are some of the leading causes of motor vehicle incidents and the RCMP are asking motorists to slow down and pay attention to the roads and posted signs.

B.C. penalties associated to speed:

  • Excessive Speed: $368 - $483 (3 points & vehicle impoundment) - Exceeded by 41 km to 60 km/hr & 60 km/hr or more.
  • Speed against a municipal or highway sign: $138 - &196 (3 points) – Exceeded by less than 21 km/hr & 21 km / hr to 40 km / hr
  • Drive without due care and attention: $368 (6 points)
  • Drive without consideration: $196 (6 points)