Greyhound bus caught going twice the speed limit in B.C.
Bus impounded, driver being investigated for speeding with passengers on board
A Greyhound bus has been impounded after the driver was caught driving more than twice the speed limit in a construction zone near Blue River, north of Kamloops, the Ministry of Transportation says.
The bus was going about 110 kilometres an hour in a 50 km/h zone on Highway 5, according to a commercial vehicle safety officer.
Greyhound says the driver has been removed from service pending an internal investigation.
"The entire situation will be looked at, the circumstances surrounding the speeding incident. From there, a determination will be made regarding any appropriate disciplinary action," said Greyhound spokesman Maurice Harris.
The bus was traveling from Edmonton to Vancouver.
The 19 passengers aboard were forced to wait at a restaurant until a second bus came to take them to their destinations.