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Officer, you can’t expect your brakes to just stop a car…

DRPS Traffic Services is always on the lookout every day for thrill-seekers on the roads – and it is rarely disappointed.

But it is the excuses from errant drivers that perhaps make their hours on the road tolerable.

One such case last week was recounted by police about a motorist going 30kmh over the speed limit.

When signalled to stop, the driver kept going over 1,000m without pulling over for the officer when all other traffic was stopping.

When asked, the driver said to the officer “can’t expect your brakes to just stop a car”.

“Well, we do expect your brakes to stop your car, and expect you to stop when directed by police,” said the DRPS.

It did not specify the fines or the location of the incident.

Stunt Driving

Police said another male was charged with stunt driving in Pickering. His licence has been suspended and his vehicle has been impounded.

On September 14, officers of the Central West Division were conducting traffic safety and speed enforcement in the area of Lake Ridge Road and Pickering Concession Road 9.

A red sedan was clocked driving in excess of 50kmh over the posted speed limit, police said.

The driver from Scugog was charged, his licence was suspended for 30 days and his vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

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