New driver nabbed doing 143 km/h in 60 km/h zone in Mississauga speeding hotspot

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Published February 6, 2023 at 4:23 pm

A new driver won’t be driving again for a while after Peel Regional Police pulled over a car last week that was travelling at 143 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on a north Mississauga street notorious for speeding.

The speeding car was travelling at well over double the posted limit in the area of Mavis Rd. and Courtneypark Dr. when the Peel police Road Safety Services officer gauged their speed and then made the traffic stop.

Subsequent investigation by police revealed the driver in question held a G1 licence (new driver who must be accompanied by a fully-licensed driver).

The person was charged with stunt driving and various G1 licence offences and had their licence suspended for 30 days. The vehicle was impounded for two weeks.

Stunt driving is partially defined as travelling in a vehicle at 40 km/h or more over the speed limit in areas where the posted limit is 80 km/h or lower.

The north Mississauga industrial area where the car was pulled over is well-known for dangerous driving, illegal street racing and other aggressive driving behaviours, police have said over the years.

It’s led them to target the Mavis Rd./Courtneypark Dr. area, among other hotspots in Mississauga and Brampton, in various enforcement campaigns.

In an incident last spring, a 19-year-old was charged with stunt driving after police pulled over a car for travelling at 151 km/h in a 60 km/h zone near Mavis Rd. and Courtneypark Dr.

Such speed readings are not unusual in that area, according to police.

Though police target illegal racers and speeders year-round, they place a particular emphasis on stamping out dangerous driving starting each spring.

In early May, armed with a “zero tolerance” approach to dangerous driving and street racing, Peel police launch Project Noisemaker and ERASE.

It’s an annual enforcement initiative directly targeting both illegal street racers and “excessively loud vehicles” that create noise pollution. It continues until November.

Police note the six-month campaign is an additional effort to stamp out dangerous driving as officers on the road already target such offenders “24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Police also ask for the public’s help during the enforcement campaign–and year-round.

They urge anyone with information concerning aggressive driving or street racing activities to call police at 905-453-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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