Police stopped 29 vehicles on the Trans-Canada Highway in a four-hour period, and impounded nine that were being driven excessively fast.
Vehicles can be impounded if they are driven more than 40 kilometres an hour over the speed limit. The speeds of the impounded vehicles ranged from 138 to 164 km/h, police said.
Officers from South Island Traffic Services also found three uninsured vehicles, three unlicensed drivers and a prohibited driver that evening.
Inspector Tim Walton, officer in charge of Island District Traffic Services, said such speeds are “unacceptable.”
“It is especially concerning that this occurred on a heavily used traffic corridor putting many people at risk,” he said in a statement.
Speed concerns also prompted a campaign of increased traffic enforcement in Nanaimo in May. Targeted areas included Ware Road at Highway 19A and Nanaimo Parkway in the vicinity of the Nanaimo airport.
- Times Colonist