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Young driver clocked at 160 km/hr, say West Vancouver police

Last Updated Sep 13, 2017 at 9:05 am PDT

West Vancouver police tweeted out a photo of car pulled over for speeding on Upper Levels Highway (Courtesy: twitter.com/WestVanPolice)

Police say the car did, in fact, have airbags

WEST VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Police in West Vancouver have impounded a car driven by an 18-year-old man, who they say was driving 160 km/hr in a 90 km/hr zone.

The car had a “N” decal on it, as well as a sticker reading “NO AIRBAGS WE DIE LIKE REAL MEN”.

Constable Jeff Palmer says it was pulled over on Highway 1 eastbound near Taylor Way just before 1:00 a.m. this morning.

The driver was handed a speeding ticket, and his car will be impounded for seven days.

“The offense is not the sticker,” Palmer says, “the offense is someone doing 160 kilometers per hour in a 90 zone at a time of night where there can be wildlife up on the highway, there could be an unexpected stalled vehicle around the corner that maybe doesn’t have lights on.

“Probably everyone has something they did or said in their youth that they might think about or say differently upon further reflection,” he adds.

Contrary to the claim made by the sticker, Palmer says the car did, in fact, have airbags.