It’s hard to confuse a school zone for a race track, but Mounties in Prince George, B.C., are still shaking their heads about the driver who did.
They say the 25-year-old Quesnel resident blew through a radar check on Thursday morning, just moments before students at a nearby elementary school were due to be released for lunch.
Police spokesman Gary Godwin says the driver was clocked at 122 kilometres per hour — 92 kilometres per hour above the posted school zone speed of 30 km/h.
Godwin says traffic police have been known to be lenient with speeders on area highways but he says lead-footed drivers in school zones can expect to have the book thrown at them.
And thrown it was — with the unidentified driver handed a $483 dollar fine, plus bills for towing and storage of his car.
Also, under recent Motor Vehicle Act changes aimed at drivers travelling 40 kilometres per hour, or more, above the posted limit, the man’s car has been impounded for seven days.