Two drivers caught street racing at 125 km/h in Brampton
Published May 22, 2023 at 9:51 am
With the nice weather, and the latest Fast and Furious movie hitting the box office right before the Victoria long weekend, — some drivers might think it’s a good idea to test out their need for speed.
Peel Regional Police are reminding motorists to practice road safety, after clocking in two drivers travelling at 125 km/h in a 70 km/h zone on a busy Brampton road last night.
On (May. 21), at approximately 6:30 p.m., police observed two vehicles going 55 km/h above the speed limit, and were able to successfully stop both drivers in their attempt at street racing.
Police have charged the reckless drivers.
Each of the drivers received 30 day license suspensions and a 14 day vehicle impoundment.
Officers have also given the drivers a court summons for street racing at a later date.
In a recent Tweet police are hoping to get the message across to others on the seriousness of dangerous driving by writing in all caps: SPEEDING = DON’T DO IT.
However, it seems many drivers are not getting the message to slow down.
The Peel Region has seen an increase of street racing and the last long weekend proved it was a growing problem for residents.
During the Easter long weekend — specifically on April 24 (in the overnight hours), five drivers were nabbed in different areas of Brampton for speeding:
- a 26-year-old clocked going 122 km/hr in a 70 km/hr zone at Mississauga Road and Williams Parkway
- a 19-year-old travelling 129 km/hr in a 70 km/hr zone at Mississauga Road and Williams Parkway
- a 20-year-old driving 148 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone at Queen Street and McVean Drive
- a 21-year-old clocked at 131 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone at Queen Street and McVean Drive
- a 21-year-old driving 136 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone at Steeles Avenue and Finch Avenue
Police say drivers caught speeding and stunt driving can face a number of penalties, including a licence suspension, vehicle being impounded and fines up to $10,000.
In more serious/repeat offender cases, jail time is a possibility.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising