Thursday, March 17, 2016 9:15 am ·  2 Comments
A 49 year old male and a 29 year old Female caught racing on Trafalgar Road in Oakville, have been charged with stunt driving.
On March 16, 2016 at approximately 9:10 pm Halton Police observed two vehicles travelling at a high rate of speed on Trafalgar Road north of Dundas Street. It was determined that each vehicle was travelling over 140 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.
Both drivers were charged with stunt driving. Their driver’s licences were suspended and their vehicles were impounded for 7 days.
Halton Regional Police Service reminds motorists, the higher the speed, the greater distance to stop. On dry roads, at 140 km/h a vehicle will travel approximately 100 m, opposed to travelling at 80 km/h, on the same road, a vehicle will stop in approximately 30 m. You would need an additional 70 m of road to stop at 140 km.
An essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating drivers about safe driving habits is a priority.
Anyone aware of a crime or has additional information is asked to call the Halton Regional Police Services at 905-825-4747, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).