North Shore police ramping up enforcement of high-risk driving

With the Victoria Day long weekend just around the corner, police are warning drivers they are stepping up enforcement on high-risk driving during the month of May.

Five motorcyclists recently learned that the hard way after getting their rides impounded for excessive speed just north of Horseshoe Bay.

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The five motorcycle drivers, travelling together, were clocked going 135 kilometres per hour in a posted 80 km/h zone by West Vancouver officers doing radar enforcement April 28. All the drivers – none of whom were from the North Shore – got a $368 fine for excessive speed and had their motorcycles impounded for seven days.

In April, West Vancouver Police joined forces with North Vancouver RCMP, the Integrated Road Safety Unit and the RCMP’s Sea to Sky Traffic Services to target high-risk driving for a one-day highway enforcement blitz.

The single day netted 132 violation tickets issued for various Motor Vehicle Act offences and eight impounds for excessive speeding.

Expect to see stepped up enforcement throughout May, warned Const. Kevin Goodmurphy, spokesman for the West Vancouver Police Department.

“Officers are going to be working throughout the month,” he said. “It’s anywhere and everywhere this time of year.”

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