100+ driv­ers charged with stunt driv­ing on Bruce Penin­sula this year

Wiarton Echo - - NEWS - DE­NIS LAN­GLOIS

Twenty-two more driv­ers were charged with stunt driv­ing on the Bruce Penin­sula dur­ing the Labour Day long week­end, bring­ing to more than 100 the num­ber of peo­ple is­sued the ticket in that area so far this year.

Six­teen of the driv­ers were charged with the of­fence Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to the Bruce Penin­sula OPP.

“This has been the un­for­tu­nate theme for traf­fic on High­way 6 dur­ing the warm weather months,” Const. Adam Be­langer said in a po­lice news re­lease.

“Bruce Penin­sula OPP of­fi­cers con­tinue to work to­wards chang­ing this kind of be­hav­iour through en­force­ment and aware­ness mes­sag­ing.

“The last few months’ traf­fic en­force­ment re­sults read like a story with a painful end­ing rather than an en­joy­able va­ca­tion novel. There is def­i­nitely a mon­ster at the end of this story and it is not a fluffy pup­pet. Driv­ers need to slow down and drive re­spon­si­bly or, as we have seen time and time again, the re­sults will be tragic and fa­tal.”

Stunt driv­ing, an of­fence added to the High­way Traf­fic Act in 2007, is a charge that can be laid against a per­son who drives more than 50 kilo­me­tres per hour over the posted speed limit.

The driv­ers who were charged over the week­end were each is­sued sum­mons to at­tend court in Owen Sound. Their ve­hi­cles were im­pounded and their driver’s li­cences were sus­pended for seven days, Be­langer said.

The Bruce Penin­sula OPP re­ceived 23 com­plaints over the week­end re­gard­ing ag­gres­sive or un­safe driv­ing. More than 50 pro­vin­cial of­fences no­tices for High­way Traf­fic Act in­frac­tions were is­sued. Most in­volved speed­ing.

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