VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Another example of a careless driver was caught on the streets of Vancouver on Monday morning.
Members of the Vancouver Police Department’s Collision Investigation Unit nabbed an “N” driver going 142 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on West 16th Avenue in the area of Camosun Park and Queen Elizabeth Elementary School.
Foolish is an understatement. Driver was given a $483 ticket and 7-day impound. This was on W. 16th near Camosun Park. Besides potentially killing someone — a reminder, under new @icbc rules, your insurance rates may for stupid behaviour like this. @NEWS1130 @NEWS1130Traffic https://t.co/qyp3ofyTfx
— Sonia Aslam (@SoniaSAslam) November 4, 2019
The driver had their car impounded for seven days and was handed a $483 ticket. This comes just a few days after a similar situation late last month, also in Vancouver. Again, a driver was caught speeding recklessly — this time, going 130 km/h around Granville Street and 49th Avenue.
This was at Granville St. near 49th Ave. In addition to having the vehicle impounded, the driver was given a $483 ticket. This is also a good reminder any unsafe driving behaviour could cost you as changes continue to be made at ICBC. (@NEWS1130 BG: https://t.co/OTfubURvFU) #smrt https://t.co/mTZcvtfNiv
— Sonia Aslam (@SoniaSAslam) October 28, 2019
Under new ICBC rules, implemented in June, tickets for things like excessive speed could impact a driver’s insurance rates as the province works toward a new model of rewarding good drivers and punishing bad drivers.
The revamped insurance model targets drivers who are caught with frequent or serious driving convictions within a three-year period starting on June 10th of this year. Those with a dicey driving record will eventually pay more for their Collision and Extended Third Party Liability coverage.
For more information on the changes click here.