Month-long campaign in Halton against stunt driving

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A campaign against stunt driving  and road racing has been launched by the Halton Regional Police Service.

The month-long campaign will primarily be an educational and enforcement campaign the police said.

Sgt. Bistas of the District Response Unit said: “Stunt driving also includes behaviours such as lifting tires from the roadway, spinning your tires without maintaining control, improperly occupying an coming lane and weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.  This driving behaviour not only puts the driver at risk, but our entire community”.

Traffic concerns remain a high priority to the citizens of Oakville.   “Our roadways are used by motorists as an alternate route to avoid heavy traffic of the QEW and 403 Hwy.  Due to a higher level of pedestrians, homes and commercial businesses, these roadways have speed limits ranging from  60 to 80 km/hr. Our District Response Unit officers have identified problem areas in the Town of Oakville where motorists consistently disregard the posted speed limits and younger drivers take advantage of the open roadway to race their vehicles.”

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Stunt driving includes, but is not limited to, speeding 50 km/hr over the posted speed limit or racing.  “We remains committed to providing its citizens with safe roadways and ongoing traffic related enforcement initiative,” the police said.

Members of the public are urged to contact police via our homepage or via our App on iPhone or Android to report stunt driving.  – CINEWS

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