You are 5 minutes late and you had to be there at 9:00!!!!
If you speed up a bit, what’s the big deal?
It might just get you there a little less late, but in the end you will still be late!!!!
On September 30, 2007, Bill 203 came into effect. This important piece of legislation addresses the issues of speed/stunt driving on Ontario roads, to ensure the safety of all road users, and remove those who put innocent people at risk with bad driving behavior.
As a road using community, drivers have had an ample amount of time to adjust to this new legislation. In reality speed limits have been in effect for years. For years vehicles have been capable of speeds far above our highest posted speed limits.
In my capacity as a traffic enforcement officer, I often stopped individuals for speeding, many of these individuals appeared remorseful, and a few however believed they weren't speeding unless they were at least 20 km/h over the posted limit. Occasionally these offenders are the same individuals who had complained about speeding drivers in the area originally.
Some drivers even offered excuses for committing the infraction.
No matter the reason there is no excuse, even 1 km/h over the speed limit is considered speeding.
The devices that are used to determine your speed are capable of accurately measuring your speed (+/- 1 km/h). These devices cannot be manipulated to falsify or alter your speed, the devices state factual information.
Under the Highway Traffic Act only emergency vehicles can travel above the posted speed limits.
The consequences for being charged with a stunt driving offence 50 km/h or more over the speed limit) begin immediately.
Is it worth becoming a statistic?