Whats the new speeding laws
About two years ago I was caught doing a 100 in a 60 zone in my car, down in a country road in Aldergrove and got a $250 speeding ticket. Have the laws now been changed that the damn cop would pull my liscense for two years. If this is the case this is total crap. In my new job I drive a truck and I couldnt work if the police would suspend my liscense for two years. Its so easy to do 100 on a bike, hell thats second gear on my cbr. I have noticed cops following me around Langley when I am just cruising around. Looks like if I want to speed, I should go in the states and do it. Would rather pay a big fine than not be able to drive for 2 years Anybody know the new speeding laws or where I can get information about it.
the rcmp use the same bylaw books you are entitled to look at. you can get one from the government in victoria.
it used to be...
$150 excessive speeding (+40kph)
a couple years ago it changed to an even more exciting system of fines...
$115 (0 - 20 over)
$173 (20-40 over)
$345 (40-60 over) <-- I'm a little hazy on the dollar amount of this one
$xxx (+60 over) can't remember the amount... in the 400 range and I think it also comes with an anal probing and some other forms of death. Mandatory court appearance too I think.
As far as new LAWS go... I know that the police have aquired new powers to essentially bully drivers that look like potential street racers... doing everything from severe suspensions to towing cars if they have been modified from stock. Are they laws? I doubt it... but hey, I'm not a lawyer. Just keep it cool on the streets for a while and see what happens with all this crazy attention dumb drivers that seem to enjoy crashing are getting in the news.
Actually, as NinjaCow stated, they now have the power to call the motor vehicle dudes (the head guys in Victoria) and have your license yanked on the spot.
Now he's also right in saying it's primarily aimed towards street racers, but I think all the cops (And If I were one I might think the same) are tired of showing up to dealths caused by someone being a moron and pushing their car on a public road; and might therefore play the card if your being a said moron as well.
Hell, if I got my license yanked for doing 240 down the highway, I'd be pissed, but I'd understand...
thats why ya gotta pick and choose to do the crazy stuff.... and picking a street like granville or oak is a stupid idea.... a long stretch with no cars ahead or behind you for quite awhile on like highway 99 or 91 is a much wiser decision....
licenses arent getting suspended for speeding - only for racing...trouble is when there's two buddies on bikes speeding on the freeway its tough to say if they're racing or not, so dont get caught