Canadian Police Swoop On 50-Car Speeding Convoy

Canadian Police Swoop On 50-Car Speeding Convoy

Canada is the nicer version of the United States. Full of maple syrup, ice hockey and moose, the liberal safe haven is basically the USA but without the stigma of being governed by a walking, talking Tango bottle.

However, that doesn’t mean you can lark about in your sports cars on the motorway and not get punished for it.

As many as 50 cars were caught ‘stunting’ on Highway 400 travelling towards Toronto, Ontario, with 12 of the culprits charged with stunt driving on a public highway.

Having been made aware of the convoy of sports cars speeding and messing around, Ontario Provincial Police set up a road block directing cars into a service station and snagged many of the drivers.

Some of the pricey vehicles, such as Porsches, Mercedes-AMGs, Lamborghinis and Ferraris, were towed away, with the drivers given seven-day driving suspensions and a $2,000 (£1,200) minimum fine.

If they weren’t distinctive enough, one of the vehicles had stickers on the side saying ‘Let me guess, license and registration?’, which the driver may have thought was pretty funny but certainly didn’t win any friends with the Canadian fuzz.

Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Kerry Schmidt said: ‘We got reports from witnesses driving up the highways that they were being swarmed by these vehicles, taking up the lanes and really intimidating traffic on the highway. We do not want people using highways as their little playground racetrack. Take it to a track if you want to open it up and have fun, but never on a highway like this.’

Don’t be idiots on the roads, guys. Do like the sergeant says and go hoon on a track instead – it’s much more fun.

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