Police impliment Project Stunt in Oakville

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Police impliment Project Stunt in Oakville
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In just the last few hours Halton Regional Police’s Project Stunt has pulled over 2 vehicles for stunt drivers.

black gt MustangA black Mustang GT was seized after the driver was caught driving 135 km/h and charged with stunt driving. The HRPSOakville tweet: “You may have 435hp & 400lb/ft of torque but go 50+ km/h over the limit and we will seize your car #ProjectStunt.”

white pick up truckLast night, A white pick up truck was also seized and the driver was charged with stunt driving. The HRPSOakville tweet: “The force was not strong with this one. 79km/h over limit has earned them a trip to the impound #ProjectStunt.”

 

Original Post: June 12, 2016

Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to providing its citizens with safe roadways and ongoing traffic related enforcement initiatives.

Traffic concerns remain a high priority to the citizens of Oakville. Our roadways are used by motorists as an alternate route to avoid heavy traffic of the QEW and 403 Hwy. Due to a higher level of pedestrians, homes and commercial businesses, these roadways have speed limits ranging from 60 to 80 km/hr. Our District Response Unit officers have identified problem areas in Oakville where motorists consistently disregard the posted speed limits and younger drivers take advantage of the open roadway to race their vehicles.

Stunt driving includes, but is not limited to, speeding 50 km/hr over the posted speed limit or racing.

According to Sgt. Bistas of the District Response Unit, “stunt driving also includes behaviours such as lifting tires from the roadway, spinning your tires without maintaining control, improperly occupying an coming lane and weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed. This driving behaviour not only puts the driver at risk, but our entire community”.

In an effort to mitigate this risk the Halton Regional Police Service is embarking on an educational and enforcement campaign for the month of June.

Members of the public are urged to contact police via our homepage www.haltonpolice.ca or calling Halton Regional Police at (905) 825-4747.

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