Mississauga and Brampton motorists charged with stunt driving

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Published October 14, 2021 at 9:13 am

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A Mississauga motorist and a Brampton driver are among seven people facing stunt driving charges after a Thanksgiving weekend road safety enforcement blitz in and around London. 

Middlesex OPP, who were targeting speeders, aggressive drivers and impaired motorists as part of the Canada-wide Operation Impact 2021 initiative, say a 27-year-old Mississauga driver was pulled over for racing through a Hwy. 401 construction zone (80 km/h speed limit) in London on Sunday morning at 10:50 a.m. 

Late Saturday night, just before midnight, a 44-year-old Brampton motorist was charged with racing on a street with a posted 60 km/h speed limit in Middlesex Centre, northwest of London. 

Both drivers, in addition to five others from the London area involved in other incidents, were charged with race a motor vehicle/excessive speed.  

The vehicles were impounded and the motorists had their driver’s licences suspended for 30 days. 

While police didn’t say what speeds the drivers were travelling at, stunt driving/racing charges are laid when vehicles are clocked at 50 km/h over any posted speed limit or 40 km/h over the limit on a road with a limit less than 80 km/h. 

Stunt driving charges will also be doled out to motorists travelling at speeds of 150 km/h or more, even if on a highway with a speed limit of 110 km/h. 

Motorists who drive in a way that prevents others from passing, cut off another vehicle or intentionally drive too close to another vehicle are also subject to stunt driving charges. 

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