Extreme Richmond speeding prompts police warning

Two vehicles clocked at going more than double the speed limit in Richmond, have Mounties warning the public about the hazards.

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, a 3.2 Acura TL was pulled over and a 27-year-old Richmond man had his vehicle impounded, when he was clocked going 190 kilometres per hour in an 80 kilometre per hour zone.

The man was westbound on Highway 91 at the Jacombs Road overpass when it was pulled over by police. The driver of the vehicle, who refused to provide a breath sample, was issued a ticket for excessive speeding, a 90-day driving prohibition, and his 2002 Acura was impounded for 30 days for his refusal to provide a breath sample.

Then last Thursday, a 2012 Honda Civic driven by a 24-year-old woman from Vancouver, was observed going 177 kilometres per hour in an 80 kilometre an hour zone, and her vehicle was also impounded for a week.

The driver was stopped northbound on Knight Street, near the Bridgeport Road overpass. She was ticketed for excessive speeding also.

"These extreme speeds are bad enough, but when you add the weather conditions, the situation becomes very dangerous," RCMP Cpl. Rob McDonald said. "People have to adjust their speed to compensate for the weather."

Police are currently out in force for ICBC's road safety campaign which is dubbed "Speed Relative to Condition".

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