Halton Police Laid 129 Speeding Charges On First Day Of Long Weekend
Halton Police have introduced a new “Eliminating Racing Activities on Streets Everywhere” program in order to deter street racers.
According to the police, they laid a total of 129 charges last night (June 29) including 2 charges for stunt driving and 2 impaired driving arrests.
The aim of the program is to spread the message that “if you want to race, #TakeItToTheTrack. Not the streets.” Halton Police are reminding people to please drive safely this Canada Day weekend, obey the speed limits, traffic signals and don't drive impaired.
The consequences under the Highway Traffic Act for street racing where there was no collision or injuries are significant. Fines for a first offence range between $2000 and $10,000 with a maximum license suspension of two years. Street racing where a person is injured or killed is a much more serious criminal act. A street race that results in a collision with injuries is Dangerous Driving and upon conviction carries a maximum jail term of 14 years in prison.
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