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Burnaby RCMP speed trap snares four 'N' drivers for excessive speeding

One new driver was caught going 106 km/h in a 50 km/h zone at Royal Oak Avenue and Deer Lake Parkway, according to police
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Four out of seven excessive speeders caught in a Burnaby enforcement effort last week were new drivers, according to police.

Most of the drivers caught for excessive speeding during a recent enforcement blitz in Burnaby still had their "N" licences.

Burnaby RCMP was set up on Royal Oak Avenue near Deer Lake Parkway on April 28 looking for drivers going more than 40 km/h over the 50 km/h speed limit.

Four of the seven drivers they caught ended up being new drivers under B.C.’s graduated licensing program.

An "N" driver also clocked the highest speed, blowing by at 106 km/h.

“It is disappointing to see drivers putting others at risk through their decisions behind the wheel,” Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Mike Kalanj said in a news release. “It’s especially troubling to see inexperienced drivers travelling at dangerous speeds on our roads.”

Mounties also pulled over another driver going 94 km/h who ended up failing a pair of roadside tests for impaired driving, according to the release.

He was handed a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle will be impounded for 30 days.

The April 28 enforcement marked the unofficial kickoff to High Risk Driving Month in May, according to the release, and Burnaby RCMP is putting excessive speeders on notice.

“Expect to see Burnaby RCMP’s traffic unit in the community this month,” Kalanj said. “Our officers will be out doing proactive enforcement meant to keep all road users safe. Enforcement plans this month include a continued focus on excessive speed.

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