New driver has family vehicle impounded after clocking in at 143 km/hr

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A driver with a learner’s license had their family’s vehicle impounded for excessive spe…

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.

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