Driver in Hamilton nabbed doing double the speed limit

Published August 17, 2022 at 5:03 pm

A driver in Hamilton faces a stunt driving charge after being pulled over while doing more than double the speed limit in a 60 km/h zone.

A tweet from the Hamilton Police says they stopped a driver who was travelling at 134 km/h on Binbrook Rd., in the southern part of the city. A photo showed a radar reading of 130 km/h. In either event, the speed of the heavy-footed Hyundai enthusiast blew past the threshold for the stunt driving law in Ontario, and the driver faced the automatic seizure of their licence, a 14-day vehicle impound, and a 30-day vehicle suspension.


The maximum fine for stunt driving in Ontario is $10,000, and the maximum prison time is six months. The threshold is 50 km/h or more above the speed limit in an 80 zone or higher, and 40 or more above in a 70 zone or lower.

Hamilton has had 15 traffic deaths during the first 7½ months of this year. That is three more than in all of 2021, and that tally of 12 was also the highest in a decade.

The Ontario Provincial Police, who patrol roads outside of cities with their own police, said Wednesday that they already have investigated 206 road fatalities this year.

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