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BC drivers should prepare for a province-wide speeding enforcement blitz

Drivers across B.C. should be prepared for a speeding enforcement blitz this coming Victoria Day long weekend.

According to ICBC, officers are prepping to step up enforcement after a new study showed 540 people were injured in 2,300 car crashes during the same weekend in 2017.

That same study stated that 72% of respondents said they have felt unsafe as a passenger in a vehicle they consider to be speeding.

“With speed the number one cause of car crash fatalities in B.C., it’s no wonder people are concerned,” ICBC said on Tuesday.

Drivers are reminded that speed limits along several major highway routes in B.C. were recently reduced:

  • Highway 97C: Aspen Grove to Peachland – 120 km/h to 110 km/h
  • Highway 97C: Merritt to Aspen Grove – 110 km/h to 100 km/h
  • Highway 7: Agassiz to Hope – 100 km/h to 90 km/h
  • Highway 1: Whatcom Road to Hope – 110 km/h to 100 km/h
  • Highway 1: Boston Bar to Jackass Mountain – 100 km/h to 90 km/h
  • Highway 3: Sunday Summit to Princeton – 90 km/h to 80 km/h
  • Highway 1: Chase to Sorrento – 100 km/h to 90 km/h
  • Highway 97A: Grindrod to Sicamous – 90 km/h to 80 km/h
  • Highway 1: Tobiano to Savona – 100 km/h to 90 km/h
  • Highway 99: Horseshoe Bay to Squamish – 90 km/h to 80 km/h
  • Highway 99: Squamish to Whistler – 100 km/h to 90 km/h
  • Highway 99: Whistler to Pemberton – 90 km/h to 80 km/h
  • Highway 19: Parksville to Campbell River – 120 km/h to 110 km/h
  • Highway 19: Bloedel to Sayward – 100 km/h to 90 km/h
  • Highway 1: Cowichan Bay to Nanaimo – 90 km/h to 80 km/h

Those caught speeding can face a variety of fines, starting with $138 for doing more than 20km/hr over the speed limit.

Drivers clocked going 40km/hr over the limit will face a $368 ticket and a vehicle impoundment of seven days plus towing fees.

For more information on how ICBC treats speeding offenses, click here.



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