Three Abbotsford men in their 20s had their Harley Davidsons impounded after a Langley traffic officer clocked them travelling more 130km/hr in a 60 km/hr zone on Sunday.
The officer was roadside with another speeder in the 25900 block of 88 Avenue when he heard a number of loud bikes accelerating heavily and approaching from the west, said Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks. The officer was able determine their speed using the handheld laser unit, said Marks.
He then moved to the side of the road and motioned for the motorcyclists to stop and pull over, said Marks.
The first two came to a stop without difficulty, however the third less experienced operator entered into a more than 50 metre skid before dropping his motorcycle.
An ambulance was called and he was treated for minor injuries and didn’t require going to the hospital, said police.
All three motorcycles were seized for seven days at the owners’ expenses. Further, the operators (aged 22, 23 and 24) were issued violation tickets in the amount of $368 each.