Nanaimo drivers continue bad habits

Nanaimo drivers continue to practice bad driving habits even with children on the roads at the start of the school year, say police.

Nanaimo drivers continue to use bad driving habits even with children on the roads at the start of the school year.

From Sept. 1-3, Nanaimo RCMP took 13 suspected impaired drivers off the road. Each driver received a 90-day roadside prohibition.

During the same period, seven cars were impounded after they were clocked travelling at least 40 km/h over the posted speed limit.

About 50 tickets were also issued for speeding throughout the city on Labour Day.

Police stopped and seized 10 more vehicles for excessive speed on the Island Highway near Ware Road in Lantzville within 90 minutes on Tuesday.

And a 39-year-old woman was clocked doing 82 km/h in a school zone on Hammond Bay Road Wednesday. She received a $368 fine and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.