Going more than 50km/hour over the posted speed limit will result in getting slapped with a stunt driving charge.
PERTH COUNTY - Despite the wintery weather, stunt driving is still happening on the roads. In two separate incidents, Perth OPP pulled over two drivers on Sunday both travelling double the posted speed limit.
The first male driver was spotted around 1:00 a.m., on Perth Line 86 in the Municipality of North Perth. About an hour later a second male was stopped on Perth Road 119 in the Township of Perth East. Both drivers were caught travelling at nearly double the posted speed limit.
Constable Laura Lee Brown says drivers need to drive according to the weather conditions.
"The stopping distance for any vehicle whether the roads are wet, dry, covered in snow or ice it increases significantly when those weather conditions are present So just stopping while obeying the posted speed limit can be difficult enough."
Going more than 50km/hour over the posted speed limit or driving in a reckless or dangerous manner constitutes stunt driving and will result in getting slapped with a stunt driving charge and an automatic licence suspension and towing and impounding of the vehicle being driven.
With respect to the two cases in Perth, both drivers received 7 day licence suspensions and both vehicles were impounded.
Brown offers advice on what to do if you spot someone driving erratically or too fast.
"Pull over and call 9-1-1 immediately, provided that it's not an emergency, they can use 1-888-310-1122, but we would encourage any driver that sees anything of concern to call police right away, and to slow down and arrive safely because it is worth it."
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