Surrey RCMP are putting the brakes on stunt driving at a popular location for car and motorcycle enthusiasts to gather in South Surrey.
Over the past several weeks, vehicle enthusiasts have been making the area of 2800-block of 192 Street their unofficial gathering place. This has led to numerous reports of unsafe driving behaviours, including stunt driving.
Surrey RCMP officers have been conducting traffic enforcement in the area and on July 12th they seized and impounded nine vehicles for seven days, in relation to stunt driving. In addition to having their vehicles seized, the drivers also received violation tickets for driving without due care, which carries a fine of $368 and six points on your license.
“High risk driving behaviour is a contributing factor in approximately 66% of Surrey’s fatal or serious injury collisions.” says Sergeant Gary Goller of the Community Response Unit. “Our goal is not to disrupt car enthusiasts as they show off their hard work and passion for cars, but to ensure those present are operating their vehicles in a safe manner.”
In addition to a continued presence in South Surrey, RCMP officers will continue to be engaged in traffic enforcement efforts across the city to address dangerous driving behaviour.
The public are encouraged to report unsafe driving behaviour to the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or if you wish to make an anonymous report, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.solvecrime.ca.