THUNDER BAY – Drivers seem to be thinking the less busy streets are an opportunity to see how fast their vehicles can go. Across Ontario, police are reporting on speeders caught at some major speeds. This week a youth was clocked by police at over 300 km/h.
Here in Thunder Bay police have laid charges against a driver on Onion Lake Road who was speeding at over twice the posted 50km/h limit.
A Thunder Bay Police Service officer with the Traffic Unit spotted the speeding driver just after 4 pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
The driver was travelling at 107 km/h on a roadway with a posted speed limit of 50 km/h.
The 22-year-old Thunder Bay man faces a charge of stunt driving in addition to a ticket for speeding. The vehicle he was driving, which he was not the owner of, has been impounded for seven days.
Spring-time weather brings more favourable driving conditions, but the Thunder Bay Police Service would like to remind motorists to keep their speed in check even on bare-and-dry roadways. Posted maximum speed limits should be respected even when driving conditions are ideal.