NEWS RELEASE · 1st October 2010
Terrace resident Tyler James Friesen was sentenced on September 30, 2010 to a 2 month driving prohibition and fines. This comes after a report and investigation regarding Friesen riding his dirt bike at a high rate of speed along public roadways in Thornhill in early August of 2009.
The Terrace RCMP want to remind the public of the Province's new Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) Legislation that has been in effect since September 20, 2010.
With these new laws under the Excessive Speeding Sanctions, (which also apply to street racers, excessive tailgating and reckless driving actions, such as wheelies and doughnuts) this same driver could of received an immediate seven day vehicle impoundment for first offence in addition to existing penalties, which include a fine of $368-$483, depending on the degree of the excessive speed, three penalty points on a driver's licence and an ICBC driver-risk premium of $320 per year for three years, over and above Autoplan insurance premiums.
With British Columbia's new impaired driving legislation in place it will enable police to immediately remove dangerous drivers from our roads which will make Terrace a safer community.