VANCOUVER – Two drivers in their mid-20s have been given tickets for excessive speeding and have lost their high-end vehicles for 15 days, after they were caught racing on the Sea to Sky Highway Monday morning.
At about 11 a.m. Squamish Police say a a 2014 Maserati and a 2012 Ferrari were seen travelling northbound, following each other at high speeds, extremely close and swerving within their lane, which is known as ‘warming up’ the tires.
They were clocked at going 140 km/hr in a 70 km/hr zone, but when the spotted the traffic services they slammed on their brakes and slowed to 80 km/hr.
“It’s scary to think that this dangerous and aggressive driving behaviour was occurring in the middle of the day when families are on the road and regular people are using our roadways responsibly for work and general travel,” says Cpl. Robert McDonald with “E” Division Traffic Services. “Excessive and dangerous speed puts not only the driver of the speeding vehicle at risk, but puts every other vehicle that is sharing the road in danger as well. Speeding greatly reduces reaction and braking times, no matter what type of vehicle you are driving.”
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