Canadian Cops Impound a C7 Corvette Stingray for Driving Nearly Double the Speed Limit


Canadian Cops Impound a C7 Corvette Stingray for Driving Nearly Double the Speed Limit

The owner of this Blade Silver C7 Corvette convertible will be doing without his Stingray for at least a week after being caught zooming past a policeman in Canada about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Spokesman Cris Leykauf of the Delta Police Department in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia said an officer registered the Corvette traveling at nearly twice the legal limit.

“The Corvette driver was directly in front of our officer,” Leykauf said, “and they were approaching the Highway 99 overpass.”

That’s when he was caught. “Nearly double the limit” sounds terrible when you hear that the Stingray was doing 141 km/h in an 80 km/h zone, but it’s not quite as bad when you convert that over into miles per hour and realize he was going “only” 87.6 mph in a 50 mph zone.

Still, it was enough for the driver to incur a “hefty fine” somewhere between $368 to $483 and three points toward the speeder’s Driver Risk Premium. He’ll also lose the car for seven days plus towing and storage costs (at least $210) if he was a first offender. The impoundment increases to 60 days for any subsequent offenses within two years plus towing and storage costs of more than $1,200.

If he’s into that sort of thing, this Corvette driver had the distinction of being “the fastest vehicle on the road by far” at the time, according to the officer. Maybe he should just go to a track from now on when he gets the need for speed.

In August, by the way, DPD issued 25 tickets for excessive speeding in Delta.

Delta Police Traffic Unit

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  1. Geez, so what. Cruising speed. Come on people, don’t be so surprised or quick to condemn. These cars are made for this, 87 mph yawn. If it’s done safe then who cares and go away.

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