FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A driver with a learner’s license had their family’s vehicle impounded for excessive speeding on Wednesday, according to Fort St. John RCMP.
The new Mustang Mach-E SUV will be impounded for seven days, and the driver was also handed a $368 ticket for excessive speeding.
This was one of two excessive speeding fines the detachment issued to inexperienced drivers on Wednesday.
The second driver was travelling 152 km/hr. Their vehicle was impounded for a week, and they received warnings for failure to display the novice sticker, no front plate and inadequate mudguards.
According to ICBC, drivers caught 20km/hr over the speed limit on a highway will receive a $138 ticket. Over 40km/hr, the fine is $368.
Fines range from $196 to $483 for excessive speeding in schools, playgrounds, or construction zones.
Learners are required to have a qualified supervisor and must follow the restrictions printed on their licence, according to ICBC.
If the rules are not followed, learners may have to pay a fine, or the time spent in graduated licensing could be extended. Drive safely—don’t get left behind.
Energeticcity reached out to the detachment for more information.