Surprise at School Zone Speed Enforcement
Prince George, B.C. – Officers with the North District RCMP Regional Traffic Services Unit full expected to see some folks going over the speed limit in school zones today, but were a little surprised by what they found.
With the radar pointed at a truck that was approaching the start of the school zone on the Old Cariboo Highway, the radar indicated the vehicle was travelling at 83 km/h, that’s 13 km/h over the posted limit of 70 km/h. As the vehicle entered the school zone, the radar indicated the speed was down to about 80.
It was a case where the vehicle could be towed and impounded because of excessive speed ( going 40 km/hour or more above the limit).
The suspect vehicle slowed to enter the parking lot of Pineview Elementary, and Police approached the vehicle to get the information from the driver.
Moments later, it was determined the vehicle had been stolen, and the driver was taken into custody.
Charges are expected.