11 vehicles seized in 10 days as Halton police crack down on speeding during pandemic

Published May 19, 2020 at 2:17 pm

11 vehicles seized in 10 days as Halton police crack down on speeding during pandemic

“Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) would like to remind residents to keep their speeds down during the current COVID-19 pandemic”.

“Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) would like to remind residents to keep their speeds down during the current COVID-19 pandemic”.

The appeal from Halton police follows Canada Road Safety Week (May 12 to 19) where police services across the province reminded motorists that less traffic and open roads were not an invitation to speed or drive aggressively, drive distracted or drive while impaired.

“The HRPS has seen a spike in stunt driving offences, particularly in the north end of the region (Halton Hills),” said police.

​From May 1 – 10, officers with platoon one in Milton and Halton Hills laid 11 stunt driving charges.

“All of these incidents resulted in cars being seized for a period of 7 days and the driver’s licence being suspended for 7 days,” added police.

Eight of the incidents took place in Halton Hills and three took place in Milton.

According to the Ontario Traffic Act, drivers who go more than 50 over the speed limit could face 6 demerit points, an immediate 7-day license suspension and vehicle impounding; a 2-year license suspension, 6 months in jail, a maximum fine of $2,000, and a 100 per cent insurance increase.

A failure to comply with social distancing orders set forth by the province during the COVID-19 pandemic could result in a fine up to $1,000.

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