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Driver On a Learner’s Permit in a Maybach Caught Going Double the Speed Limit

Off to a great start

  • Mercedes-Maybach S 560 caught at 100 km/h (62 mph) in a 50 km/h (31 mph) zone in Vancouver

  • Driver was on a learner’s permit which means he couldn’t drive alone


A $200,000 Mercedes-Maybach S 560 driven by a learner driver was clocked at 100 km/h (62 mph) on Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge where the speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph).

The driver received a $368 fine along with an additional $109 fine for not displaying the “L” tag. The car was impounded for 7 days.

No other details about the driver were given. The learner’s permit is handed out to driver’s who have just passed their driving test and stipulates that the holder must be accompanied by a “supervisor” with a valid driver’s license who is over 25 years old.

This isn’t the first car to be clocked going over one of Vancouver’s main bridges way over the speed limit. If you’ve ever driven in that area, you know the Cambie Bridge is pretty much a straight shot and although it does see traffic, it’s often fairly deserted.

It’s easy to get over the speed limit in that area. Moreover, the Mercedes-Maybach S 560 is particularly quiet and comfortable, so there’s a chance the driver didn’t even realize how fast they were going. We wouldn’t put this in the same category as the 19-year-old who got clocked at over 300 km/h in Ontario.

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Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

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