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LETTERS: No point in speed limits if they’re not enforced

Editor: Re: Make 30 km/h limit in cities, July 21 letters I…

  • Jul 21, 2022

 

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LETTERS: A 30 km/h limit on all White Rock side streets would be appropriate

Even in the land of the Autobahn, urban speed limits are strictly enforced

  • Jul 14, 2022

 

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LETTERS: Rather than lower speed limits, enforce existing rules

Editor: Re: “Two-thirds of B.C. residents support lower speed limits,” June 16…

  • Jul 7, 2022

 

Saanich police officers responding to multiple 911 calls about racing motorcycles Monday evening (June 6) on the Pat Bay Highway were unable to catch the riders. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Motorcyclists wanted after outrunning B.C. cops at speeds reaching 270 km/h

Police seek public help identifying trio of ‘dangerous’ riders on Pat Bay Hwy near Victoria

Saanich police officers responding to multiple 911 calls about racing motorcycles Monday evening (June 6) on the Pat Bay Highway were unable to catch the riders. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Project Swoop, a traffic education and enforcement campaign, wrapped up this week with a traffic-stop blitz along three areas in Surrey, Delta and Langley on June 2, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘All it takes is one little mistake’: Project Swoop wraps up with traffic enforcement blitz in Surrey

ICBC, police launched month-long campaign in May to target speeding drivers

Project Swoop, a traffic education and enforcement campaign, wrapped up this week with a traffic-stop blitz along three areas in Surrey, Delta and Langley on June 2, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Dash-cam footage released by the Abbotsford Police Department shows two drivers speeding along McCallum Road on June 4, 2021. (Screengrab from video)

Footage released of 2 drivers going 97 km/h over speed limit in Abbotsford

Pair pleaded guilty this month to incident from a year ago, both fined $1,000

Dash-cam footage released by the Abbotsford Police Department shows two drivers speeding along McCallum Road on June 4, 2021. (Screengrab from video)
A 24-year-old driver was clocked going 138 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on May 2 in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford driver has car impounded for going almost 90 km/h over speed limit

Driver was clocked at 138 km/h while passing another vehicle in 50 km/h zone

A 24-year-old driver was clocked going 138 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on May 2 in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
In video shot from the RCMP’s Air One helicopter, Surrey RCMP pull over a driver that was clocked driving more than 150 km/h in the Campbell Heights area of South Surrey. (Surrey RCMP photo)

VIDEO: Surrey RCMP impound 3 vehicles for street racing

Increased enforcement, ‘zero tolerance approach’ to excessive speed: RCMP

In video shot from the RCMP’s Air One helicopter, Surrey RCMP pull over a driver that was clocked driving more than 150 km/h in the Campbell Heights area of South Surrey. (Surrey RCMP photo)
Image of the 2003 Mazda Protégé after its engine blew following the police stop. Image courtesy of Abbotsford Police.

20-year-old N driver goes 200 km/h on B.C. highway, blows engine, gets mom’s car impounded

Driver given $788 in tickets, said he just ‘wanted to see how fast the car could go’

Image of the 2003 Mazda Protégé after its engine blew following the police stop. Image courtesy of Abbotsford Police.
The 12500 block of 104 Ave., Surrey. (Photo: google.com)

Black Cat Radar catches 2,000 excessive speeders on a Surrey street, but no tickets issued

Fixed radar system now prowls areas of Surrey where speeding is a problem

The 12500 block of 104 Ave., Surrey. (Photo: google.com)
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LETTERS: 16 Avenue a speedway all day, every day

RCMP encouraged to do more spot checks along busy route

  • Jul 15, 2021
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White Rock RCMP patrol the waterfront strip in this photo posted to the detachment’s Twitter account on Jan. 27, 2021. (White Rock RCMP Twitter photo)
White Rock RCMP patrol the waterfront strip in this photo posted to the detachment’s Twitter account on Jan. 27, 2021. (White Rock RCMP Twitter photo)
An officer with Traffic Services was shocked when his in-car radar unit captured a northbound Corvette travelling at more than double the 120 km/hr speed limit, registering with an unbelievable speed of 243 km/hr. (BC RCMP)

Corvette clocked at 243 kilometres per hour on the Coquihalla

A Traffic Services officer was shocked when his radar unit captured a northbound Corvette travelling at more than double the speed limit

An officer with Traffic Services was shocked when his in-car radar unit captured a northbound Corvette travelling at more than double the 120 km/hr speed limit, registering with an unbelievable speed of 243 km/hr. (BC RCMP)
A police officer aims a radar gun at oncoming traffic during a school-zone speed trap traffic blitz outside Peace Arch Elementary in 2017. (File photo)

White Rock council heeds residents’ plea for better speed signage

Roper Avenue concerns note proximity of two elementary schools

A police officer aims a radar gun at oncoming traffic during a school-zone speed trap traffic blitz outside Peace Arch Elementary in 2017. (File photo)
RCMP say driver in Nanaimo was apologetic while being ticketed for excessive speed, wrong licence plates and no valid insurance. (File photo)

Hefty fines create ‘financial woes’ for Nanaimo driver caught going 85 km/h over speed limit

Nanaimo RCMP report motorist who was excessively speeding was also driving without insurance

RCMP say driver in Nanaimo was apologetic while being ticketed for excessive speed, wrong licence plates and no valid insurance. (File photo)
Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Prest Road, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Variable speed-limit zone now in effect from Abbotsford to Chilliwack on Highway 1

Goal is to reduce the number of rear-end crashes on the highway caused by sudden slowdowns

Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Prest Road, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Surrey RCMP say they clocked a vehicle travelling at 148 km/h in an 80 km/h zone in South Surrey earlier this week. (File photo)

‘Not the first time’ for driver clocked at excessive speed in South Surrey

Police say vehicle was doing 148 km/h in 80 km/h zone

Surrey RCMP say they clocked a vehicle travelling at 148 km/h in an 80 km/h zone in South Surrey earlier this week. (File photo)
Penny Hamilton’s violation ticket and impounded vehicle, a Buick Enclave: “It drives nice, you don’t know you’re going that fast.” (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo senior clocked going 50 km/hr over limit says her SUV shouldn’t be impounded

RCMP say they can’t exercise discretion when it comes to excessive speeding tickets

Penny Hamilton’s violation ticket and impounded vehicle, a Buick Enclave: “It drives nice, you don’t know you’re going that fast.” (Photos submitted)
A total of 150 vehicles were impounded specifically for excessive speeding on May long weekend, RCMP said on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Black Press Media files)

Police ticket hundreds of drivers for speeding over May long weekend

Speeders caught during May long weekend and start of High Risk Driving awareness month

A total of 150 vehicles were impounded specifically for excessive speeding on May long weekend, RCMP said on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
A Lamborghini is towed away Friday after it was impounded by Surrey RCMP. The driver was clocked at a speed of 195 km/h, police say. (Surrey RCMP photo)

RCMP impound Lamborghini after driver clocked going 195 km/h in South Surrey

Police remind drivers to follow rules despite fewer vehicles on road

A Lamborghini is towed away Friday after it was impounded by Surrey RCMP. The driver was clocked at a speed of 195 km/h, police say. (Surrey RCMP photo)