A driver has had his car seized after blasting through a construction site in Brampton at nearly three times the posted speed limit,' says a report from Toronto's CityNews
In a change from the usual highway stunt charges we're used to hearing about, this incident happened instead in a construction zone that was set to 50 km/h in a residential area.
A 24-year-old man decided 147 km/h was a better speed to enter the zone. He had his licence suspended for seven days, and his newer Cadillac was impounded.
Toronto and the GTA continue to be experiencing an increase in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities, despite efforts by local governments to introduce safety measures to counter them.
They're not working, and stories like this one are indicative of why: motorists are not buying into their responsibility on the issue. If ever-increasing fines aren't stopping it, what will?
Zoom Zoom = Ticket Ticket and Bye Bye car. This afternoon on Countryside Dr. #Brampton
, in an active construction area a man decided to drive 147km/hr in a posted 50 zone. I don't know about you but ??. #PRP
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) June 11, 2019
Police have indicated in this case, the fine will be doubled, as it should be in a construction zone. A recent
on driving.ca revealed that if drivers are distracted by something, even for a moment, as they enter a construction zone, those working have a twenty-nine-per-cent increased risk of being injured or killed.
A construction zone in a residential neighbourhood. Three times the posted limit. Seven days without a licence doesn't feel nearly harsh enough.