Except for the brave front line medical workers fighting the virus, most of Toronto is home from work. Students have been out of school for weeks. Race tracks and go-kart tracks are closed. With only activities like “virtual” racing available, many have found the worst way possible to feed their need for speed.
In the past two weeks, Toronto police issued 2,727 speeding tickets (March 15 to March 31) during Ontario’s state of emergency. The number of citations is up roughly 35% from the same time period in 2019. but the real shocker is the huge rise in “stunt driving” which is a special category of Highway Traffic Act violations reserved for people exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more.
Toronto police have nailed 65 people for going more than 50 km/h over the limit, compared to just 22 speed demons during the same time period in 2019. That is a 195% increase in stunt driving, at a time when the streets are more or less empty.
Support front line medical workers by not ending up in the hospital with a speeding related accident.