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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

22 Stunt Drivers Charged On Peninsula This Weekend

Bruce Peninsula | by Matt Hermiz  

Bruce Peninsula OPP say 16 people were charged with stunt driving on Saturday alone.

The Labour Day long weekend saw a number of speeders charged on the Bruce Peninsula.

OPP say more than 50 tickets were handed out by officers over the long weekend, with a staggering 22 of those for stunt driving against motorists who were clocked going more than 50 km/h over the posted speed limit.

Bruce Peninsula OPP say on Saturday alone, 16 drivers were hit with stunt driving charges.

All of those charged had their vehicles impounded and driver's licenses suspended for seven days.

Police say more than 100 drivers have been charged with stunt driving on the Bruce Peninsula this year.

"This has been the unfortunate theme for traffic on Highway 6 during the warm weather months," says OPP constable Adam Belanger. "Bruce Peninsula OPP officers continue to work towards changing this kind of behaviour through enforcement and awareness messaging."

"The last few months' traffic enforcement results read like a story with a painful ending rather than an enjoyable vacation novel," continues Belanger. "There is definitely a monster at the end of this story and it is not a fluffy puppet. Drivers need to slow down and drive responsibly or, as we have seen time and time again, the results will be tragic and fatal. "

To listen to a June 12th Open Line Show with retired OPP Officer Terry Bell and efforts to make Highway 6 safer click HERE

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