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B.C. police impound Porsche speeding 93 km/h in 30-km zone

Photo: @baldguy1363 / Twitter

There may be less cars on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but drivers should note that the VPD Traffic Unit is still active on Vancouver's Streets. 

Mark Christensen, Traffic Sergeant for the Vancouver Police Department, shared an image to his Twitter account of a Porsche being towed on the Granville Street Bridge on Thursday night (April 30). 

He remarks that the driver was doing 93 km/hr in a 30 km/hr zone, which comes with a hefty $483 fine in addition to a seven day vehicle impound. 

The Motor Vehicle Act defines excessive speeding as going over 40 km/hr above the speed limit.

In this instance, the bridge's construction zone speed limit is 30 km/hr, and the driver was speeding over three times the limit. 

speeder-stoppedPorsche is towed on the Granville Street Bridge. (via Twitter/@baldguy1363)

Leadfoots beware: 35 intersections in B.C. are now equipped automatic speed ticketing cameras, 24/7. 

In May 2019, the Government of British Columbia announced that it was cracking down on dangerous driving with a new automatic ticketing system in the summer.

However, the system was slowly rolled out over time, with the first five activated in July 2019.

Since B.C. activated its first five automated speed enforcement cameras at the end of July 2019, the government notes that the program has issued more than 20,000 speeding tickets.

According to a release, "The fastest ticketed vehicle clocked 174 km/h at a location where the posted speed limit is 80 km/h."

Now, Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has confirmed that automated speed enforcement equipment is now in place at all 35 planned Intersection Safety Camera (ISC) program sites and operating at 34 of them, on a 24/7 basis.

Have a look at an interactive map of where they are located.