New driver charged for driving 107 kilometres an hour above speed limit

AN 18-year-old male (“N” driver) has been charged with excessive speeding after being caught allegedly driving 187 kilometres an hour on Highway 11. 

On Thursday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m., an Abbotsford Police Traffic Enforcement Unit officer clocked an Audi A3 travelling 107 kilometres an hour above the speed limit on Highway 11 at Clayburn Road. A 17-year-old passenger was also in the vehicle.

The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.  The driver’s license will be reviewed by the Superintendent of the Motor Vehicle Branch.  

Police warn speeding can be expensive.  Drivers caught going 40 kilometres an hour or more over the limit receive an automatic three demerit points and face a fine between $368 and $483.

“You may think you’re in control at these high speeds, but should you need to take evasive action, or react to another driver, you may find yourself unable to respond effectively.  The results can be deadly,” cautioned Sgt. Desi Sansalone.

Drier weather is expected in the next few months. Abbotsford Police are reminding people to drive safely and obey all traffic rules.