RCMP give rally racers a reality check

Golden-Field, BC Highway Patrol

2022-05-19 23:34 PDT

File # 2100-2022-1872

The Golden RCMP and BC Highway Patrol (BCHP) stopped 20 high-end rally cars driving erratically on Highway 1 near Golden, BC, just in time for High Risk Driving Month.

On May 6 2022, starting at around 8 a.m., the BC RCMP call-centre started receiving numerous public complaints about a large group of high-end cars on the Trans Canada Highway from Kamloops to Golden.

Callers described the cars as driving erratically, passing unsafely over double-solid lines and into oncoming traffic, driving at excessive speeds, and having a total disregard for public safety.

Revelstoke RCMP gave the Golden RCMP notice when the cars were heading into their jurisdiction, and two Golden BCHP officers and one Golden General Duty officer were able to set up a check-stop near Quartz Creek on Highway 1 to intercept the convoy.

The three officers stopped 20 cars, all with decals identifying them as part of an organized RCS Rally.

RCS Rally decal sticker on car door with various sponsors such as Unplugged Performance, CRU, Junction, Royalty.ca, 604 and Motul

The drivers were all cooperative with police during the interaction, and stated they were travelling from Vancouver to Calgary for the RCS Rally.

Police issued violation tickets, warnings for vehicle defects, and cannabis in vehicle charges to the rally vehicle drivers for their manner of driving and associated offences.

We are all for organized events like these, but participants still need to follow the rules of the road and help ensure the safety of the other motorists travelling around them, states Cst. Mark Tataryn with the Golden BCHP. Those who fail to abide by the rules put themselves and innocent motorists at risk and may find themselves the subject of tickets, vehicle impoundment and, where evidence supports it, criminal charges. It is fortunate in this case that the vehicles were stopped before anyone was injured.

According to provincial statistics, high-risk driving is a contributing factor in an average of 114 deaths in collisions every year in British Columbia*. Injuries and death that result from high-risk driving behaviours can be prevented, and it all starts with the person behind the wheel.

*(ICBC 5-year average 2016-2020)

Read more about High Risk Driving Month here.


A sample of the rally cars that were stopped is shown below:

White BMW SUV with RCS Rally decal on the door.

 Silver Mercedez-Benz

Red Corvette with RCS Rally decal

Olive green Nissan with RCS Rally decal on driver's door

Silver BMW sedan with RCS Rally decal on door


Released by

Cst. Kat Robinson

Media Relations Officer
Golden-Field RCMP
1419 11th Ave N Golden BC V0A 1H0

Email: katherine.robinson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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