Impoundment will be in addition to existing penalties, which include:
- A fine of $368 to $483, depending on how excessive the speed.
- Three penalty points on the driver's licence.
- An ICBC driver-risk premium of $320 a year for three years, over and above regular insurance premiums.
Street racers will also affected by the rule change. Under the new provisions, both drivers deemed to be involved in street racing will face minimum seven-day impoundments.
Street racing previously had a minimum impoundment period of 48 hours.
Additionally, the Motor Vehicle Act now makes careless acts such as excessive tailgating, and reckless driving actions such as wheelies and doughnuts subject to a seven-day impoundment, de Jong said.
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