COQUITLAM (NEWS1130) – Police admit trying to catch speeders and aggressive drivers can be a very challenging thing to do.

During a ticketing blitz in the span of an hour in Coquitlam on Thursday, officers caught about a dozen drivers who were changing lanes aggressively, tailgating, or speeding.


One woman, whose vehicle was towed, was caught going 118 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. Her car has been impounded for a week. She’s received a ticket and three demerit points.

Corporal Jamie Chung with Coquitlam RCMP tells us it’s hard to catch everyone all the time, especially when they aren’t doing a blitz. But they have a plan.

“We identify [high-risk] locations and some of the behaviours that cause those crashes. Then we target those behaviours to curb the number of crashes at those [locations].”

According to ICBC, over the past five years, there’s been an average of 60 fatal crashes across the Lower Mainland every year. That’s something Chung feels is completely avoidable.