Two Saanich drivers were caught speeding in front of the Saanich police station early on Saturday morning.
While there are fewer drivers on the road as British Columbians heed the advice of public health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, who advises staying home during the COVID-19 outbreak, “police are still out conducting enforcement on a regular basis,” said Sgt. Damian Kowalewich of the Saanich Police Department.
On March 28, police stopped and ticketed two separate drivers for excessive speeding – all before 9 a.m., Kowalewich said.
There are less road users, but we are still out conducting proactive enforcement.— Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit (@SPD_Traffic) March 28, 2020
Two vehicles were stopped for excessive speed during a check on Highway 17 before 9 am this morning. #RoadSafety pic.twitter.com/VQ1Avq34x8
Both drivers were going well over 90 km/h on Vernon Avenue just before Highway 17, he explained. Kowalewich added that as it rained overnight, the drivers should have been even more cautious of their speed. Police issued tickets to both drivers under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Kowalewich emphasized that police are out actively enforcing the law in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic because “road safety is still a priority.”