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Boom Boom
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posted 06 September 2008 04:49 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This is insane: 'Street racing' in a Volvo on the way to daycare


Is this why the $10,000 speeding ticket was invented? A mom doing 101 km/h through a school zone as pupils were arriving for the day?

That's what Toronto police are asking after they clocked the middle-age mom in her Volvo speeding through a school zone at 8:30 a.m. Thursday past a school and daycare. She was on her way home to take one of her children to daycare.


The Volvo-driving mom – pulled over as she was heading north on Mt. Pleasant Blvd. north of Bloor St. in a 50 km/h zone – would have needed a football field to stop, Sgt. Steve O'Donovan calculated: three-quarters of a second to perceive the hazard, another three-quarters of a second to react, and 54 metres to stop on dry asphalt.


The charges bring to 547 the number of drivers charged in the city since the Ontario street-racing law came into effect 11 months ago, Burrows said.

Automatic suspensions under the new Ontario law stand at 7,939, ministry of transportation statistics show.

That's an average of 24 a day.

Holy crap. This reminds me of when I was in Washington DC in 2002 crossing a residential street on a green light, and a guy yakking on his cell phone blew right past me against a red light, just inches away from me, going at least double the speed limit. I could have easily been killed.

What's going on? Why the callous indifference of drivers these days?

From: Make the rich pay! | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged
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posted 06 September 2008 05:43 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey Boom Boom, let's continue this here. I'll link in that thread to your post here so folks can read it, or you can repost it there.

Or, try

[ 06 September 2008: Message edited by: oldgoat ]

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