Kingston Police engaging in a traffic safety exercise after residents voiced concern about excessive speeding encountered just that – speeding at nearly 100 km/h over the posted speed limit.
According to Kingston Police, a member of the Kingston Police Traffic Safety Unit went to the area of Kingston Mills Road and Perradice Drive on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. That officer attended the intersection due to “concerns by local residents over excessive speeding,” Kingston Police said in a press release the following day.
“In a short period of time, drivers were stopped for speeds from 29 to 99 km/h over the posted speed limit,” police said.
One driver clocked at speeds on the highest end of that spectrum was stopped by Kingston Police, who issued the driver with two tickets: one for excessive speeding, and the other for stunt driving. That driver, police said, was travelling 169 km/h in the posted 70 km/h zone. While travelling at that excessive speed, the driver flew past several houses, as well as the police cruiser parked on the side of the road at Perradice Drive, police noted.
In addition, the driver’s licence was suspended for 30 days, and their vehicle was impounded for 14 days. The driver will be responsible for all related fees and fines. The driver is now required to attend a court date, at which time fines may range from $2,000 to $10,000, with an additional licence suspension upon conviction of stunt driving.
Kingston Police are reminding motorists to slow down, and that road safety is the responsibility of all of those who share the roads.
More information on “the consequences of excessive speeding and stunt driving” can be found here at https://www.ontario.ca/page/speeding-and-aggressive-driving, police said.