Driver caught speeding at 201 km/h on Highway 410 in Brampton

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Published October 14, 2023 at 10:16 am

A motorist has been charged with stunt driving after police nabbed a vehicle travelling at 201 km/h — more than 100 km/h over the posted speed limit — on a busy highway in Brampton early Friday morning.

OPP say they spotted the vehicle travelling at the dangerously high rate of speed at about 5:30 a.m. on Highway 410 southbound. The posted speed limit is 100 km/h.

A 29-year-old person from Etobicoke faces a charge of stunt driving following the incident, which also resulted in a 14-day vehicle impound and a 30-day licence suspension, according to police.

Police didn’t say if the driver was a man or woman.

Several comments poured in on X (formerly Twitter) where users were outraged by the driver’s carelessness.

One user urged law enforcement to identify the culprit: “Name and shame!!! Let the public and employers know who these people are!”

Others applauded police for a job well done: “Another fine catch by our OPP. Thank you officers and stay safe out there.”

Another suggested a lengthier licence suspension should be handed out: “201 (km/h) is sick. 12-month licence suspension for this kind of driver.”

Peel Regional Police have said repeatedly that stunt driving and street racing are among the most significant public safety concerns in both Mississauga and Brampton.

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

The penalties for stunt driving include the possibility of arrest and a mandatory court date with a minimum fine of $2,000 to $10,000.

Upon conviction, drivers face further penalties, including a one- to three-year driver’s license suspension, six demerit points, mandatory driver improvement courses, and up to six months in jail.

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.

Anyone with information concerning driving-related offences within the Region of Peel can contact police at (905) 453-3311 or submit an online complaint through the Peel Regional Police.

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