There may be less traffic due to COVID-19 but it’s not a licence to speed, says Central Saanich Police Service.
At the start of Canada Road Safety Week on May 12, a Central Saanich officer issued eight tickets along Keating Cross Road, the police agency said on social media.
Each driver issued a ticket was travelling in excess of 75 km/h, 25 km/h over the posted speed limit, according to Central Saanich police.
The next day, a driver was stopped travelling on Highway 17 at 122 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. Police say the driver was unlicensed and the stop resulted in a seven-day vehicle impound plus $644 in fines.
May 12 to 18 is Canada Road Safety Week.
Yesterday this driver was travelling on Highway 17 at 122 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone. The driver was unlicensed. A 7-day impound & $644 in fines were the result. There may be less traffic due to COVID-19 but it's not a license to speed. #csaan #yyjtraffic #ShiftingGears #CRSW2020 pic.twitter.com/bdJ3DJk0lt— cspoliceservice (@cspoliceservice) May 13, 2020