In case you didn’t know, yesterday was the last day of Canada Road Safety Week.
From May 12 to May 18, all enforcement agencies across the country are invited to actively participate in the campaign and encourage citizens in their respective communities to adopt safe driving practices.
Sounds like at least three drivers didn’t receive the memo about Road Safety Week, however.
The Ontario Provincial Police took their mission to heart on Saturday, removing three unsafe drivers from the road after serious speeding violations.
One Leeds and Grenville OPP officer completed a double play, so to speak, when he nabbed a red C7 Corvette and a dark gray McLaren after catching them with their pedals to the metal.
As the OPP put it in a tweet that showed the McLaren already sitting on a rollback and the Corvette getting ready to be: “One traffic stop, two customers!”
1 traffic stop, 2 customers! #LeedsOPP officer spotted the black McLaren at 153 km/h in passing lane of #Hwy401. It darted to the driving lane and the red Corvette behind it sped up to 205 km/h! Cars impounded for 7 days, drivers walking for 7 days with court dates. #SlowDown ^bd pic.twitter.com/CKuCu36IqL— OPP East Region (@OPP_ER) May 16, 2020
Police say the McLaren was going 153 kilometers per hour (95 miles per hour) in the passing lane of Highway 401. After it “darted to the driving lane,” the red Corvette behind it sped up to 205 kmh (127 mph).
Not only are the drivers facing stunt driving charges, they also had their cars impounded for a week and received seven-day license suspensions.
Meanwhile, in a similar case, Ottawa OPP say they nabbed a driver going nearly double the legal limit Saturday – 182 kmh (113 mph) in a 100 kmh (62 mph) zone on Highway 417 in Ottawa.
#OttawaOPP found this driver had lifetime driving suspension AND other lesser suspensions. Stopped for 182 km/h in a 100 zone on #Hwy417 in #Ottawa with kids in the car. Arrested and given court date. 45 day impound of car. #suspended #SlowDown ^bd pic.twitter.com/W2QYIjJDuR— OPP East Region (@OPP_ER) May 17, 2020
A subsequent check of the driver’s record revealed he already had a lifetime driving suspension and other lesser suspensions. Even worse, he was hauling kids with him when caught this time.
This driver had his vehicle impounded for 45 days and also received a court date. Of course, with his license already suspended, what more can the police do other than maybe put him in jail?
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