On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, shortly after midnight, officers were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 7 in the area of Hunters Point Drive. They observed a BMW travelling at a high rate of speed and used the LASER speed measuring device to confirm that the car was travelling at 175 Km/h. The driver of the 2009 BMW stopped for police, was investigated and the car was impounded for seven days.
Charged was Glikeria Nikiforova, 21,of Richmond Hill. Charges: Stunt Driving and Speeding
A video of Constable Andy Pattenden of the York Regional Police speaking about this incident is shown here:
Officers had been targeting this area for speeding because one week ago a motorcyclist was caught riding at 197 Km/h on this same stretch of roadway.
On Sunday, June 12, 2016, shortly before 10:30 p.m., an officer with the Traffic Bureau was conducting speed enforcement in the area of Highway 7 and Hunters Point Drive. The officer first heard, then spotted, a blue Yamaha motorcycle travelling on Highway 7 at a high rate of speed. The LASER speed measuring device confirmed the motorcycle was travelling at 197 km/h in an 80 Km/h zone.
The driver, a 21-year-old man from the City of Vaughan, was charged with Dangerous Driving, Stunt Driving and Speeding. His motorcycle was impounded for seven days and his licence was suspended.
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, make, model, licence plate number and driver’s description.