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VIDEO: York Regional Police continue crackdown on street racing

Since July, 20 drivers have had their vehicles towed and licences suspended

York Regional Police is continuing to prioritize road safety as we respond to increasing in incidents of excessive speeding, stunt driving and racing.

Beginning in July 2020, officers with the York Regional Police Road Safety Bureau began a project to address concerns of organized street racing in the City of Vaughan. Each weekend, officers targeted locations known to be used for gatherings of modified vehicles and organized races.

In total, officers stopped and inspected 28 vehicles for racing or for modifications. Twenty drivers had their vehicles towed and licences suspended. More than 390 Highway Traffic Act charges were laid, 34 tickets for other provincial offences and 10 charges were laid for Criminal Code offences, including dangerous operation, impaired driving-related offences and flight from Police:
    •    Stunt driving - 20
    •    Speeding - 28
    •    Equipment offences - 167
    •    Arrests - 13
    •    Criminal Code charges - 10
    •    Licnese suspensions - 21

York Regional Police is making stunt driving offences a high priority to ensure the safety of our streets for those people who are driving to work or going out for essential items. Anyone caught driving more than 50 km per hour over the posted speed limit can expect to be charged, have their vehicle towed and their licence suspended.

Citizens are encouraged to report unsafe driving, either by calling 9-1-1 if the incident appears to be a potential life-threatening emergency, calling the non-emergency line for vehicle gatherings that appear to be preparing to race, or by reporting the incident through our Road Watch program.