Please Slow Down!

Case # 22-213

A 17-year-old from Harrow was charged with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt Wednesday evening after police caught them operating their Dodge Journey well above the posted 60 km/h speed limit on Disputed Road.

A LaSalle Police Officer who was conducting radar in the area observed the vehicle travelling on Disputed at 126 km/h, 66 km/h over the speed limit. The officer stopped the vehicle and issued the driver with a summons for Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt – Speeding, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act. As a result of the charge, their drivers’ licence was automatically suspended for 30 days and the vehicle was impounded for 14 days, for which they will be responsible for all associated towing and storage fees.

If convicted, the driver will face a fine of not less than $2000.00 and their licence could be suspended for not more than two years (if this is a first conviction) and not more than ten years on any subsequent conviction.

Picture of police radar and stopped motor vehicle

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Risks of speeding
The faster you drive, the higher your risk of losing control and being involved in a crash, which can be fatal or cause serious injury.

The risk of fatality or serious injury is 11 times higher in collisions at 50 kilometres per hour or more over a speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour, than when vehicles are involved in a collision while driving at, or below, the posted limit (2013-2017 Ontario data).

The laws of physics behind speeding affect everyone the same way. Speeding increases braking and stopping distances. It also reduces your field of vision, which makes it harder to react quickly to changing road conditions.
Please slow down and drive safely.