Driver caught going 124 km/h in Burlington

Published May 17, 2023 at 12:54 pm

A driver going double the speed limit in Burlington is facing some stiff penalties.

According to Halton Regional Police, the driver was caught going 124 km/h on North Service Rd. at King Rd. on Monday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m.

The posted speed limit along the route is 60 km/h.

“The driver made a decision,” said the Halton police officer who pulled over the driver. “This extreme speed is a serious hazard to all road users and can result in fatalities.”

The offending driver has since had their vehicle impounded for 14 days, has been hit with a 30-day driving license suspension and is facing charges for excessive speed. Typically, under Highway Traffic Act offences (which are not criminal charges) police don’t release the name of the person, which is the case here.

Burlington streets have been a busy place for speeders this year with police pulling over dozens of drivers since Jan. 1.

As well as fines, vehicle impoundment and license suspension, drivers can also face “stunt driving” charges which can be anything from driving at n excessive speed, street racing, taking part in a contest involving driving or engaging in any dangerous or aggressive stunts on the road.

In particular, local police are worried at the aggressive nature of the drivers being pulled over with speeds often well above 100 km/h.

 

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