G2 driver clocked at 239 km/h on Hamilton QEW
Published December 1, 2022 at 12:29 pm
Ontario Provincial Police pulled over a 19-year-old G2 driver on the Hamilton stretch of the QEW for stunt driving.
Stunt driving may even be an understatement if that’s possible.
The driver was clocked at 239 km/h — nearly 130 km/h over the posted speed limit.
The vehicle, which appears to be a BMW based on the photo shared by the OPP Highway Traffic Division on Twitter, was travelling westbound toward Fruitland Rd. in Stoney Creek.
239km/h in a posted 110 KPH zone on #QEW/Glover Rd westbound #Hamilton. The 19-year-old G2 driver was charged with #StuntDriving #30DayLicenceSuspension #14DayVehicleImpound pic.twitter.com/T3Alp3EAcI
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) December 1, 2022
The definition of “stunting” in Ontario has been expanded over the years as the province and law enforcement have tried to curb dangerous driving.
When the speed limit is at least 80 km/h, drivers travelling 40 km/h or more over the limit can be charged with stunting.
The penalty includes a licence suspension and vehicle impoundment. Drivers can also face jail time, a fine of up to $10,000, and a 100 per cent increase in their insurance rates.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising