Although it is just the beginning of the summer travel season, the Bruce Peninsula OPP is alarmed by the number of drivers that are operating their vehicles in a careless and reckless manner by speeding on area highways, namely Highway 6.
Since January 1, 2018 to July 12, 2018 Bruce Peninsula OPP have charged 40 drivers with stunt driving – driving excessive of 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit. As a point of reference, Bruce Peninsula OPP charged 48 drivers for the same offence for the whole year of 2017.
This past weekend, Friday, July 6 alone, OPP charged five stunt drivers on Highway 6. The following drivers were charged with stunt driving – speeding by 50 or more km/h 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
- 48-year-old female, from Georgian Bluffs
- 43-year-old male, from Waterloo
- 21-year-old female, from Scarborough
- 54-year-old male, from Scarborough
- 19-year-old male, from Peoria, Illinois, USA
“We will continue to be vigilant and charge those who choose to put the safety of themselves and others in jeopardy. When you operate a motor vehicle it is your responsibility to obey the rules of the road and drive safe, your life and the life of others depends on it.” says Interim Detachment Commander – Staff Sergeant Paul Richardson
If you see an unsafe driver operating their vehicle in a careless and reckless manner please call 911 immediately.