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#1 Dec 3, 2013
Can’t fix stupid


Stupidity and obnoxiousness can go hand-in-hand when some people get behind the wheel of a car or hop onto a motorcycle.
Those who want proof of the sheer idiocy of some drivers need look no further than last month when several drivers— in varying age ranges— were charged with stunt driving.
• A 24-year–old Georgetown man was charged after Caledon OPP clocked a driver going 156 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
• A 40-year-old motorcyclist from Caledon was allegedly travelling at 159 km/h, or 79 km/h above the speed limit on Airport Road.
• A 30-year-old Brampton man was caught driving his motorcycle 139 km/h in an 80 km/h posted zone in Mulmur.
• A Brampton motorcyclist, 27, was charged after police clocked him travelling 169 km/h, or 89 km/h above the speed limit.
• A 46-year-old man from Georgetown was charged after police clocked him driving 57 km/h above the posted speed limit.
• And perhaps in the most bizarre and serious incident, an 85-year-old Vaughan woman was charged with stunt-driving in connection with a collision that killed a pedestrian and her dog. The driver was allegedly was traveling 50 km/h over the speed limit and not wearing a seatbelt.
If the risk to their own safety isn’t enough of a deterrent, it would be reasonable to think the penalties associated with stunt driving would be.
Each driver had their motorcycle or car impounded for a week and also received an immediate seven-day driver’s licence suspension. Then there’s the matter of a fine (up to $10,000) and a maximum 10-year licence suspension for repeat offenders as well as the inevitable increase in insurance premiums.
It would be naive to think that speeding will ever go away. Beyond introducing Draconian penalties for stunt driving or perpetually blanketing our roadways with police, there doesn’t appear to be a lot of options when it comes to excessive speeding.
As it’s been said,“You can’t fix stupid.”

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