Opinion: Burnaby maniacs going twice the limit is the new game

Chris Campbell

Yelling “I’ve got the need, the need for speed” is fine if you’re a Top Gun fan.

But it’s no good around the roads of Burnaby. RCMP traffic officers are catching a disturbing number of drivers going twice the speed limit.

So, not just speeding or excessive speeding, but twice the posted speed limit.

It’s like a new game for them to see how fast they can go in a 50 km/h zone.

On Sunday, traffic officers caught the vehicle posted above going 110 km/h in a 50 km/h zone, landing this person a whopping $483 ticket and losing their vehicle for a week.

The week before, the Burnaby RCMP’s traffic enforcement unit stung a bunch of reckless speeders on Father’s Day.

The officers targeted playground zones to catch speeds ignoring the 30 km/h rules.


A total of 20 tickets were handed out and an insane 11 drivers were caught doing more than double the speed limit.

In April, police caught a driver treating Burnaby’s Willingdon Avenue like it was the Trans Canada Highway.

The driver was going – get this – 113 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

I think ICBC should just no longer insure these drivers for a year. This is one way that I’m sure would teach these maniacs a lesson.

Perhaps there’s something special about going twice the posted speed limit. Maybe going fast just isn’t enough and so they have to really jack up the speed.

Follow Chris Campbell on Twitter @shinebox44.


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