Vaughan, Ontario – Two drivers have been charged with stunt driving after being caught speeding at 78 kilometres per hour over the speed limit on the same road in the City of Vaughan where they were caught speeding two years ago.
On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, shortly after 9 p.m., an officer with the York Regional Police Traffic Enforcement Bureau was conducting patrol and spotted two vehicles travelling side by side west on Rutherford Road approaching Highway 27. As the vehicles passed Highway 27 they both accelerated, quickly reaching a speed of 138 kilometres per hour in a 60 kilometre per hour zone. The officer stopped both vehicles and investigated the drivers. Both drivers were charged with Race Motor Vehicle, their driver’s licences were suspended and their vehicles were impounded for seven days.
The incident, the licence plates and the drivers seemed all too familiar to officers because on November 30, 2014, at approximately 4 a.m., an officer with the Traffic Enforcement Bureau was driving west on Rutherford Road and observed two vehicles travelling side by side. As they passed Highway 27 they both accelerated quickly, reaching more than 70 kilometres per hour over the speed limit. Both cars were stopped. Both drivers were charged with Race Motor Vehicle, their driver’s licences were suspended and their vehicles were impounded for seven days.
York Regional Police is committed to stopping the dangerous practice of street racing on our roadways. Excessive speed has consistently been a contributing factor in many serious and fatal collisions that occur on our roads. Drivers who travel at excessive speeds or engage in street racing put themselves and others at risk of death or serious injury when they choose to disobey traffic laws and disregard public safety. York Regional Police is committed to enforcing traffic laws and making our roads safer.
Call 9-1-1 if you see dangerous driving practices that could cause personal injury or loss of life. When contacting police, try to note the vehicle’s location, direction of travel, make, model, licence plate number and driver’s description.
For more information contact Corporate Communications at 1-866-876-5423 x2664.
York Regional Police