L runs at 113 in 60 zone
Kyle Balzer / Tri-City News – 23 September 2022 / at 9.34 | History: 386741
Photo: Coquitlam RCMP
Coquitlam RCMP hope several weeks away from the wheel will help a new driver fully understand the rules of the road.
An ‘L’ driver received a four-month driving ban after being caught speeding almost twice the speed limit through a city business area.
Police clocked on September 16 that the driver was speeding at 113 km/h in the 60 km/h zone.
Police said the driver also did not have their L properly and visibly displayed on the gray Honda Accord.
And they didn’t have a qualified supervisor inside.
All of the above culminated in the four-month ban, as well as the seizure of the vehicle and an excessive speeding ticket. The amount was not disclosed, but they could range from $368 to $483.
“According to the BC (Motor Vehicle Act), an L driver must have an appropriate adult passenger to supervise their driving skills,” said Coquitlam RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Alexa Hodgins.
The law states that a Class 7L driver may not operate a vehicle unless there is an adult passenger 25 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license inside.
Likewise, the supervisor must be either in the front passenger seat or in the back seat on the right side.
On average, ICBC’s latest available statistics show that 27 people died each year between 2016 and 2020 in a fatal crash involving a speeding vehicle.