On August 14, 2017, around 2:46 a.m. a member of the Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police was conducting radar enforcement on Plank Line (Hwy 19) near Ostrander Road when a southbound vehicle was observed exceeding the posted speed limit of 60 km/h - the radar registered 120 km/h. As a result, the female driver, 26-years-old of Richmond Hill, was charged with Race a Motor Vehicle - Excessive Speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
At 3:54 a.m., the same member of the Oxford County OPP, conducting radar enforcement on Plank Line near Ostrander Road, observed a northbound vehicle exceeding the posted 60 km/h speed limit. The radar registered 124 km/h. As a result, the male driver, 41-years-old of Brantford, was charged with Race a Motor Vehicle - Excessive Speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
Both were scheduled to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.
Their driver's licences were suspended and vehicles impounded for a period of seven days, as per statute.
Oxford County OPP would like to remind drivers that stunt driving or racing is one of the most serious and reckless forms of aggressive driving, and it puts everyone on the road at serious risk of injury or death.
Penalties for driving 50 km/hr or more over the speed limit are as follows:
Immediate 7-day licence suspension and 7-day vehicle impoundment.
Upon conviction, $2,000 to $10,000 fine, six demerit points, up to six months jail, up to two years licence suspension for a first conviction.
Driver's licence suspension of up to 10 years for a second conviction within 10 years.
The OPP is committed to keeping the roads and highways safe for everyone.