A look back at some of Abbotsford’s most reckless drivers

Excessive speeders face big fines and have cars impounded

Like any city, Abbotsford has its share of dangerous and idiotic drivers.

Here are some of the more dramatic speeding incidents local police have dealt with in the last year and a half:

• a 19-year-old driver in a Subaru BRZ was caught going 155 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Highway 11, followed an hour later by an 18-year-old in a Chrysler 300 clocked at 152 km/h on another stretch of the same highway in March 2018. Both were “novice” drivers.

RELATED: ‘Novice’ teen drivers caught exceeding speed limit by more than 70 km/h

• a female driver in her 40s was travelling 102 km/h in a 30 km/h school zone, as children were leaving school and several schools buses were in the area in February 2019.

RELATED: Abbotsford driver clocked going 102 km/h in 30 km/h school zone

• an 18-year-old male driver in an Audi A3 was clocked going 187 km/h in an 80 km/h speed zone on Highway 11 in July 2019. He was a novice driver.

RELATED: ‘N’ driver clocked going 187 km/h in 80 km/h zone in Abbotsford

All four drivers were charged with excessive speeding and had their cars impounded.

Anyone caught exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 40 km/h in B.C. automatically gets their car impounded. They can also lose their licence, but that is up to the superintendent of motor vehicles.



vhopes@abbynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘It takes time to reverse course’: Dix says health ministry working on Abbotsford health issues

Adrian Dix says government is attempting to address Abbotsford’s health care issues

Country star Maren Morris to play Abbotsford Centre

Local concert one of only three in Canada for Grammy winner

Man, 36, identified as victim of Abbotsford’s first homicide of 2020

Body of Michael Ray Day was found on Keeping Road on Feb. 15

How clean is your favourite Abbotsford restaurant or café?

Online inspection reports allow consumers to find health hazard of all food facilities in region

Mission’s Barnsdale wins bronze at BC Winter Games

Speed skater takes home hardware from Fort St. John event

VIDEO: Wet’suwet’en supporters vow to keep protesting at B.C. legislature

Supporters say they will continue ongoing action to hold government accountable

VIDEO: Province promotes ‘lifting each other up’ on 13th annual Pink Shirt Day

Students, MLAs, community members gathered at B.C. Parliament Buildings Wednesday

Prepare for new coronavirus like an emergency, health minister advises

About 81,000 people around the world have now become ill with COVID-19

B.C. residents in Wet’suwet’en territory have right to police presence: Public Safety Minister

Nevertheless, Bill Blair said officials remain ‘very anxious’ for the barricades to come down

Winnipeg police investigating graffiti on RCMP and other buildings

Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen denounced the vandalism

B.C. seniors’ watchdog calls for better oversight after recent problems at Retirement Concepts care homes

‘There is no financial incentive right now to be a good operator’ - Isobel Mackenzie

Cypress Mountain offers free lift tickets March 13 in honour of snowboarding pioneer

Jake Burton Carpenter invented the sport of snowboarding

Trucking company fined $175K for Kootenay creek fuel spill

Decision handed down last Friday in Nelson court

Most Read