speed limits

Kelowna RCMP school speed radar (September 2011)

School zones back in effect, nearly 160 drivers in Langley ticketed last year

The 30 km/hr zones will be enforced by RCMP, fines start at $196

 

Police stopped a motorist in Langley Tuesday, June 1. The local RCMP has issued a warning for drivers after stopping a person on Sunday for travelling well over the limit. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Driver’s roadster towed after hitting 152 km/h on rural Langley road

The driver was doing more than twice the posted limit, police say

 

While most drivers along the stretch of 200th Street near Nicomekl Elementary School in Langley City follow the posted speed limits, a significant number is ignoring the posted limits, data from speed reader boards shows. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Drivers in Langley City are most likely to ignore the speed limit near Nicomekl school

Data from speed reader boards shows speeding is worst on 200th Street between 50th and 53rd Avenues

 

An officer with Traffic Services was shocked when his in-car radar unit captured a northbound Corvette travelling at more than double the 120 km/hr speed limit, registering with an unbelievable speed of 243 km/hr. (BC RCMP)

Corvette clocked at 243 kilometres per hour on the Coquihalla

A Traffic Services officer was shocked when his radar unit captured a northbound Corvette travelling at more than double the speed limit

An officer with Traffic Services was shocked when his in-car radar unit captured a northbound Corvette travelling at more than double the 120 km/hr speed limit, registering with an unbelievable speed of 243 km/hr. (BC RCMP)
Drivers who ignored a speed reader board were pulled over by police in Langley on Feb. 18. (ICBC)

Ignore a speed reader board, get a ticket: some Langley drivers didn’t take the hint

One driver ticketed last week was doing close to double the posted limit

Drivers who ignored a speed reader board were pulled over by police in Langley on Feb. 18. (ICBC)
RCMP say driver in Nanaimo was apologetic while being ticketed for excessive speed, wrong licence plates and no valid insurance. (File photo)

Hefty fines create ‘financial woes’ for Nanaimo driver caught going 85 km/h over speed limit

Nanaimo RCMP report motorist who was excessively speeding was also driving without insurance

RCMP say driver in Nanaimo was apologetic while being ticketed for excessive speed, wrong licence plates and no valid insurance. (File photo)
Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Prest Road, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Variable speed-limit zone now in effect from Abbotsford to Chilliwack on Highway 1

Goal is to reduce the number of rear-end crashes on the highway caused by sudden slowdowns

Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Prest Road, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Calling for more speed enforcement in Langley

New Willoughby resident disappointed by lack of local traffic control

  • Aug 3, 2020
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LETTER: Another Fort Langley road turns into dangerous raceway

Billy Brown Road is a narrow village roadway being ‘hammered’ by speeders

  • Aug 3, 2020
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Langley’s ICBC road safety group and local Mounties are out on local streets reminding drivers to slow down. They were recently set up at 16th Avenue and 200th Street. (Leanne Cassap/Special to Langley Advance Times)

No need for speed: One driver receives home visit, $1,000 fine

In just 2.5 hours, six tickets and one failure to stop fine were issued by Langley Speed Watch team

Langley’s ICBC road safety group and local Mounties are out on local streets reminding drivers to slow down. They were recently set up at 16th Avenue and 200th Street. (Leanne Cassap/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: More speed enforcement needed in North Langley

Speeding drivers and noisy vehicles a concern for Walnut Grove resident

  • Jul 26, 2020
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School speed limits in force in Langley

Langley RCMP are asking pedestrians and drivers to be cautious as school resumes

Black Press Media files
Penny Hamilton’s violation ticket and impounded vehicle, a Buick Enclave: “It drives nice, you don’t know you’re going that fast.” (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo senior clocked going 50 km/hr over limit says her SUV shouldn’t be impounded

RCMP say they can’t exercise discretion when it comes to excessive speeding tickets

Penny Hamilton’s violation ticket and impounded vehicle, a Buick Enclave: “It drives nice, you don’t know you’re going that fast.” (Photos submitted)
A total of 150 vehicles were impounded specifically for excessive speeding on May long weekend, RCMP said on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Black Press Media files)

Police ticket hundreds of drivers for speeding over May long weekend

Speeders caught during May long weekend and start of High Risk Driving awareness month

A total of 150 vehicles were impounded specifically for excessive speeding on May long weekend, RCMP said on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
A Lamborghini is towed away Friday after it was impounded by Surrey RCMP. The driver was clocked at a speed of 195 km/h, police say. (Surrey RCMP photo)

RCMP impound Lamborghini after driver clocked going 195 km/h in South Surrey

Police remind drivers to follow rules despite fewer vehicles on road

A Lamborghini is towed away Friday after it was impounded by Surrey RCMP. The driver was clocked at a speed of 195 km/h, police say. (Surrey RCMP photo)
These two vehicles were impounded near Furry Creek by the Squamish RCMP. Another 41 vehicles were impounded in the Lower Mainland over the Easter long weekend. (Squamish RCMP)

Mounties impounded cars of Lower Mainland speeders

Empty roads have attracted drivers going far, far too fast

These two vehicles were impounded near Furry Creek by the Squamish RCMP. Another 41 vehicles were impounded in the Lower Mainland over the Easter long weekend. (Squamish RCMP)
An SUV was impounded for seven days after the driver was caught speeding by Ridge Meadows RCMP this week. (Special to The News)

B.C. driver caught going 72 km/h over speed limit claims they were ‘late for tee time’

Mounties clocked an Lexus driver speeding excessively in Pitt Meadows

An SUV was impounded for seven days after the driver was caught speeding by Ridge Meadows RCMP this week. (Special to The News)
A Victoria man was aquitted of a speeding charge after the judge found it was necessary for him to accelerate in that moment. (Instagram/bokarrasvlogs)

B.C. man acquitted of speeding after judge agrees he needed to accelerate to avoid truck

Gabriel Raoul Nicol Milne was issued a speeding ticket in March of 2019

A Victoria man was aquitted of a speeding charge after the judge found it was necessary for him to accelerate in that moment. (Instagram/bokarrasvlogs)
Increased speed limit signs are installed on Highway 97c in 2014. (Black Press files)

Speed limits being reduced on 15 B.C. highways

Increased limits in 2014 showed increase in serious crashes

Increased speed limit signs are installed on Highway 97c in 2014. (Black Press files)