Some drivers just won’t slow down, and they cause injury accidents that are completely preventable. Speed limits are posted for various road conditions and areas for a reason – safety for all. The faster a car is travelling, the greater the impact will be and the greater chance of injury or death. Driving at high speeds requires a longer stopping distance, especially with heavier vehicles. Trying to swerve to avoid an obstacle when traveling at a faster speed can cause the vehicle to go out of the driver’s control, even launching across lanes, or rolling over.
Speed limits are posted and then enforced by police. If a driver is caught speeding, he or she will be given a violation ticket. The normal speed limit within a municipality is 50km/h, 80km/h outside the municipality, and 30km/h in school and playground zones, unless otherwise posted.
Certain road conditions dictate that the driver should drive slower than the posted speed limit. Ice, snow, rain, fog, and crowded streets are examples of these conditions. The police can give drivers a ticket for going too fast in these conditions, even if they were not exceeding the speed limit.
There is also the case of excessive speeding. Per the Motor Vehicle Act, excessive speeding means driving more than 40km/h over the speed limit. An impact at such a speed would no doubt be catastrophic.
If you or your loved one was injured by a speeding driver, our professional team of attorneys can help you to take on ICBC and seek a fair settlement. Connect with us so we can assist you. We are committed to providing people who need our help in a car accident case with compassionate and caring counsel. We have a reputation in the Lower Mainland and throughout B.C. as a firm that gets results. Call now to get our assistance after a car accident.
If you are ticketed for excessive speeding (more than 40km/h), the following fines and penalties apply:
Various motor vehicle infractions will result in points being placed on your driving record. The number of points depends on the violation. The more points you accumulate yearly, the more you will have to pay in Driver Penalty Point premiums.
|50 or more points||$24,000|
Contact our firm in Vancouver, B.C. for help with your speeding accident claim. We offer a free consultation where we can discuss your case, and you can find out what your options are.