Speeding senior charged with racing

On June 25, 2020 at 7:26 p.m., a member of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on patrol along Bruce County Road 3 in Elderslie Township saw a vehicle moving at a high rate of speed. The vehicle passed the unmarked police cruiser and the vehicle speed was displayed on radar at 146 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

A 70-year-old resident of Saugeen Shores was charged with Race a Motor Vehicle.

This charge includes an immediate 7-day licence suspension and 7-day vehicle impoundment.

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The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want you to know that bicycles are considered vehicles under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) of Ontario. This means that a bicycle rider must obey all the traffic laws, just as the driver of a car or truck would.

Here are some examples of laws that pertain to bicycles:

  • Riders under 18 years of age MUST wear an approved helmet
  • Riders must come to a complete stop at controlled intersections
  • Lane changes, turns and signals must be indicated with hand signals
  • Lights and reflectors are required when riding during hours of low light
  • A sound signalling device is required (ex. Horn or bell)
  • A braking system is required

Riding a bike can be a fun and healthy activity that allows you to get some fresh air and exercise. Please follow the rules, share the road and ride safely.

Anyone interested in more information on bicycle safety can visit the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) website at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/bicycle-safety.shtml.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.