Two drivers were busted going 150 km/h this week

The digital display of one of the devices used by police to measure speed. In this picture the display indicates that the target was travelling at a rate of 153 km/hr, measured at a distance of 314.1 metres.

KELOWNA – Two people lost their vehicles for at least a week after they were caught going more than 150 km/h in the Central Okanagan this week.

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release officers were conducting traffic enforcement during the afternoon on March 11 when they saw a woman going 73 km/h over the 80km/h speed limit on Highway 97 in West Kelowna.

The day before, another officer stopped the driver of a black sports car who was going 90 km/h over the 60 km/h speed limit. The release does not say where the stop happened but says seven drivers have been taken off the roads for excessive speeding since March 6.

Drivers caught going more than 40 km/h over posted speed limits can be fined up to $483 and have their vehicle impounded.

“RCMP throughout the Central Okanagan wish to remind motorists that March is distracted driving month, in addition to watching for those travelling at dangerously high speeds, they continue to search for drivers distracted by their electronic devices,” O’Donaghey says in the release.

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