Video: Cyclist caught riding along Highway 410 in Brampton
Published July 25, 2023 at 12:05 pm
A cyclist in Brampton is getting 15 minutes of fame after a video of the rider cruising down Hwy 410 in Brampton started making the rounds on social media.
A truck driver reportedly captured the footage while travelling south on the 410 in Brampton. The video posted to Twitter on Monday (July 24) shows the truck travelling in the right-hand lane as it approaches a cyclist riding on the shoulder of the highway.
The truck passes by the bike rider, who seems unphased by the truck or the cars speeding down the roadway.
— 401_da_sarpanch (@401_da_sarpanch) July 24, 2023
And while the video is gaining lots of attention online with over 18,000 views in less than a day, riding a bike on the highway isn’t just dangerous but it’s also illegal.
The Ontario Highway Traffic Act prohibits riding a bicycle, a limited-speed motorcycle or a motorcycle under 50 ccs on controlled-access highways, which includes all 400-series highways in the province. Power-assisted or motor-assisted bicycles and wheelchairs are also not allowed on Ontario 400-series highways.
Insauga.com has reached out to the OPP to confirm whether officers responded to the incident but a spokesperson declined to comment.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising