Driver caught doing 123 km/h on city street in Brampton

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Published October 9, 2023 at 4:40 pm

Stunt driver 123 km/h in 60 zone in Brampton
Photo courtesy of @ Peel Regional Police

A driver has been caught travelling at dangerous speeds on roads in the northeast part of Brampton this afternoon.

On Monday (Oct. 9) at approximately  3 p.m., Peel Regional Police said via social media that a driver was nabbed going 123 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone near Kennedy Rd. and Williams Pkwy.  

The driver was charged with stunt driving and had his license suspended for 30 days. Additionally, the vehicle was impounded for 14 days, according to police.

In Ontario, stunt driving is defined as travelling at:

  • 50 km/h or more over the speed limit where the posted limit is above 80 km/h
  • 40 km/h or more over where the limit is 80 km/h or less
  • a speed of 150 km/h or more on any road or highway

Several people shared their opinions in the comment section regarding the matter, proposing the need for more stringent penalties.

“He should have lost his license at least six months, 30 [sic] days is a joke,” one commentor wrote.

Another user, emphasized the need to change the laws, as these street racers are most likely to do it again, “The laws needs to be amended…30 days license suspension and 14 days impound of vehicle is not far reaching enough as we have seen repeat offenders with these slap on the wrist.”

According  to police, stunt driving and street racing are among the most significant public safety concerns in both Mississauga and Brampton.

Project ERASE, an initiative which began in June (2023) will continue through November. It involves police stepping up their efforts to clamp down on stunt driving, street racing and other dangerous activity on the roads.

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