Motorcyclist clocked at 197 km/h in Richmond Hil

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A motorcycle rider has been charged after an officer spotted a motorcycle travelling at 197 km/h in an 80 kilometre per hour zone in Richmond Hill.

The motorcyclist was 117 kilometres per hour over the posted speed limit, accordingb to the LASER speed measuring device used by the office.

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 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 suspended.

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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. – CINEWS

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