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No Speeding More Than 50 kph in Canada

Can you enjoy a cruise downtown with your Lambo or Ferrari with only a maximum speed of 50mph? I guess you’ll yawn because of so much boredom! It would be okay if you’re driving a Prius or a Smart car, right?

You see, the need for speed is strictly prohibited in Canada! I don’t know if it’s good news or bad news to all Canadian drivers. But one thing is for sure, authorities are serious with this and you better observe your speedometers!

Anyone caught driving and exceeding the limit of 50 kilometers per hour or approximately 30 mph will be regarded as a street racer and without questions his car will be put into custody. This is according to Julian Fantino, the commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. The police have the complete authority to seize and impound any car customized for street racing.

The law was implemented after a gruesome accident took place days before the move was made were a cab driver was killed by a speeding Mercedes racing another luxury car in Toronto. The fine for road racing increased ten times last month with a massive $10,000!

“There is no excuse for street racing and aggressive driving, such as the high speeds and unsafe lane changes we have seen recently,” Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino said in a recent press release.

“I’m advocating that if you speed 50 kilometers over the speed limit, you’re racing,” Fantino said, according to the Canadian Press.

“And then we should apply the racing laws to that and seize the vehicles and do whatever else is necessary. We have to stop all this,” he suggested.

Fantino got the idea when he visited Ohio were speeding drivers were caught using planes. The authorities from Ohio caught eight “high-end” drivers in just thirty minutes. Planes used in Ohio to catch speeders cost $380,000 each. This was the idea Fantino wants to bring to Ontario.

“I don’t know that we’re going to have a whole lot of difficulty here, but I wanted to do all the homework, look at all the ups and downs, pluses and minuses, and then put my case forward to the decision-makers,” he said.

A hot debate was set last week regarding the arrest of any driver and their car with or without a warrant. The discussion was headed by Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant. “We will seize it and you will never see it again. We will crush your car, we will crush the parts,” he strongly states.

“If we can establish someone has parts and they’re juicing up their car – obviously for the purpose of street racing – then we can seize those vehicles,” Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant said last Wednesday, according to the Canadian Press.

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