Stunt driver caught going 64 km/h over the speed limit in Hamilton
Published February 2, 2023 at 11:27 am
To educate the public, the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) regularly uses Twitter to make an example of drivers involved with serious traffic violations — namely, stunt driving.
Thursday morning, police called out one motorist penalized for travelling 144 km/h in an 80 zone.
The photo shared in the tweet shows a Ford F-150 on the bed of a tow truck, signalling a 14-day vehicle impoundment.
Police say the driver also had their license seized and suspended for 30 days.
“Speeding is the #1 cause of fatal collisions,” tweeted HPS.
The tweet caption indicates the infraction occurred on the Red Hill Valley Pkwy; however, the Upper Gage Ave. exit can be seen in the accompanying photo, suggesting the incident at least ended on the Lincoln M. Alexander Pkwy.
Traffic Safety Unit conducting enforcement on the Red Hill Vlly Pkwy.
Driver charged with Stunt Driving
Clocked at 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
30 Day DL Suspension
14 Day Vehicle Impound
Speeding is the # 1 cause of Fatal Collisions.
Help #SaveLives, #DriveSafe pic.twitter.com/FYilG2stFN
— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) February 2, 2023
Ontario’s definition of “stunting” has expanded over the years as the province and law enforcement try 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