15 drivers charged with stunt driving in York region

Speeding car Fifteen drivers have been charged with Stunt Driving and Speeding over a four-day period between Thursday, October 13, 2016 and Sunday, October 16, 2016 by officers of  the York Regional Police Traffic Enforcement Bureau.

On Friday, October 14, 2016 at approximately 1:20 p.m., a vehicle was stopped on Rutherford and McGillivary Road after going 127 kilometers per hour in a 60 km/h zone. Three children and an adult female were also in the vehicle not wearing seatbelts. The driver was charged with Stunt Driving, Speeding and seat-belt- related offences. His licence was suspended and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at approximately 8 p.m., a vehicle was stopped on Rutherford Road and Simmons Street in Vaughan after going 118 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. The officer investigated and discovered that the driver only had his license back for six days after a previous stunt driving suspension. The driver was charged with Stunt Driving and Speeding. His licence was suspended and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

York Regional Police said in a statement that it  is committed to stopping the dangerous practice of street racing on our roadways. “Excessive speed has consistently been a contributing factor in many serious and fatal collisions that occur on our roads. Drivers who travel at excessive speeds or engage in street racing put themselves and others at risk of death or serious injury when they choose to disobey traffic laws and disregard public safety. York Regional Police is committed to enforcing traffic laws and making our roads safer.”

Call 9-1-1 if you see dangerous driving practices that could cause personal injury or loss of life. When contacting police, try to note the vehicle’s location, direction of travel, colour, make, model, licence plate number and driver’s description. – CINEWS

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