If you are wondering just why there are so many bad drivers out there in Peel Region in particular, you might want to pay close attention to the kind of advice given to new drivers by those purporting to be driving instructors.
A viral video doing the rounds illustrates very vividly just what is wrong with the system or rather how drivers and driving instructors are bending the system, flouting common sense road rules and flagrantly violating safety regulations.
During the Highway 410 closure this week, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt was broadcasting the incident when he saw many vehicles crossing over the grass onto the Highway 410 northbound. Sgt. Schmidt issues a verbal warning to the cars at the front of the line when he saw a driving school instructor attempting to make the illegal U-turn.
Sgt. Schmidt approached the vehicle from Brampton’s New Method Driving School and the video shows the new driver explaining just what she was attempting as per her instructor’s instructions- she pulled over so the instructor could switch spots and make an illegal U-turn. The instructor then states that she told the driver to make the illegal action as they were late for an appointment.
“Don’t take the New Method Driving School’s advice of going through a shoulder and breaking the law just because you’re at a closure and you’re late for an appointment, you kinda have to have some sense,” says Sgt. Schmidt.
The closure was a result of a fatal shooting on Highway 410 in Brampton Monday morning that claimed the life of one person and sent another to hospital in critical condition.
Highway 410 was closed in both directions for many hours. The highway was also closed northbound from Bovaird Drive to Sandalwood Parkway and southbound from Mayfield Road to Sandalwood Parkway. Sandalwood Parkway was also closed from Heart Lake Road to Great Lakes Drive. -CINEWS