For your and other road users' safety, speed limits are implemented and violators will be dealt accordingly. Sometimes, drivers may feel that they don't deserve the violation tickets simply because they believe they were driving at the right speed. Damon Fryer of Daily Driven Exotic probably felt the same way when he was ticketed for excessive speeding, resulting in his beloved JDM getting impounded.
Police Sirens: Sounds Drivers Don't Want To Hear
It was supposed to be a great day for Damon, since his Nissan R34 GT-R was recently fitted with a new, powerful audio system from Sony. Dubbed as the Sony Mobile ES, this speaker and subwoofer range transformed Damon's beloved R34 GT-R into a mobile disco with unparalleled acoustics.
But while driving on the highway, Damon heard a sound that every driver wouldn't want to hear – sirens from a police car. It turned out that a police officer from the city of Vancouver, Canada flagged down Damon and his R34 GT-R to the side of the road for one of the most road violations – excessive speeding.
Damon Was Allegedly Driving Beyond 120 KM/H
In British Columbia (where Vancouver belongs), excessive speeding is defined by the Motor Vehicle Act as driving at a speed greater than 40 km/h (24.8 mph) over the speed limit. Speed limits vary; unless posted, speed limits are 50 km/h (31 mph) inside a municipality, 80 km/h (49.7 mph) outside and 30 km/h (18.6 mph) around schools and playgrounds during posted hours.
Damon was fined CAD$368 (minus CAD$25), which is the penalty for exceeding the limit by more than 40 km/h. Since it was on a highway, Damon was probably driving between 120 km/h (74.6 mph) and 140 km/h (87 mph). Driving at speeds of 60 km/h more than the speed limit leads to a fine of CAD$483.
R34 GT-R Impounded While Violation Is Contested
While some drivers would just accept the ticket handed by officers, Damon protested since he firmly believed he wasn't driving at excessive speeds. To note, the officer won't identify himself and won't even tell Damon how fast he was driving -- reasons enough to believe the officer was an impersonator.
The R34 GT-R is now parked at an undisclosed impounding area, and Damon would have to wait seven days before he can drive Godzilla again while listening to its King Kong-like sounds. Damon vowed to contest his violations, as it would add penalty points to his driving record.
Source: Daily Driven Exotics, gov.bc.ca