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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Peninsula Stunt Driver Pulling Family Camper

Bruce Peninsula | by Kevin Bernard  

Police say family left without a truck & vacation was cut short as driver did double the limit.

Photo from Twitter via @OPP_WR 

Bruce Peninsula OPP are worried about the number of stunt drivers heading up the Bruce.

There have been 80 drivers charged with going 50 kmh or more over the posted speed limit between Wiarton and Tobermory.

That is roughly double the amount in all of last year.

OPP say on Thursday, they charged 4 people with stunt driving on the Bruce Peninsula.
One of the vehicles stopped was a pick-up truck pulling a tent trailer traveling at more than twice the speed limit of 80 km/h.

The driver's truck was impounded for 7 days and the driver lost his licence for 7 days.

The family was left without a truck and their vacation was cut short due to the choice made by the vehicle driver.  

Bruce Peninsula OPP has taken to social media, twitter, to get the message out that Highway 6 is not a race track.

As well, a Highway 6 safety video has been completed and plays on the ferry, MS Chi-Cheemaun that travels between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island.

Interim Detachment Commander - Staff Sergeant Paul Richardson says the ongoing trend of drivers failing to obey the speed limit on the highway has to change.

He says it is the responsibility of everyone driving on Hwy 6, that you operate your vehicle in a manner that allows everyone to get home safe at the end of the day.


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