The driver of a fully-loaded tractor-trailer was caught speeding dangerously in Vancouver over the weekend.
Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit Sgt. Mark Christensen took to Twitter Sunday (May 23) to share images of a tractor-trailer that was pulled over as well as 178 metres of skid marks on the roadway.
Christensen wrote that the driver was speeding 85 km/hr in a 50 zone, which caused the skid marks when the "officer stepped in front and flagged him over."
"Commercial vehicle operators need to do better!" he quipped.
Fully loaded tractor trailer doing 85 in a 50 zone left 178 meters of skid marks on the roadway when officer stepped in front and flagged him over. Commercial vehicle operators need to do better! @ChiefPalmer @VancouverPD @VPDTrafficUnit pic.twitter.com/Pko05intjq— Sgt Mark Christensen (@baldguy1363) May 23, 2021
Distracted driving in B.C.
BC RCMP Traffic Services says fatal and serious injury motor vehicle collisions due to distracted driving are completely preventable.
According to provincial data, distracted driving is responsible for more than 25 per cent of all car crash fatalities and is the second leading cause of fatal collisions in B.C. Every year, an average of 76 people die in fatal motor vehicle collisions in BC because the driver was distracted or not paying attention.
Distracted driving is more than electronic devices being used; other reasons for the citation include personal grooming, eating/drinking, reading, pets, other passengers, and not knowing your route.
With files from Castanet.