OPP impound police cars, fire truck for speeding

Until now, police have had very little incentive to obey traffic laws. I was in Toronto for several years before I saw a police car signal a lane change. Illegal parking and speeding are habitual. Now, the Ontario Provincial Police are enforcing a law against street racing, with some surprising results.

The OPP impounded a fire truck that was going more than 50 km over the speed limit on Highway 63 when it was not racing to an emergency. The driver of the truck also passed another vehicle while approaching the crest of a hill–the recipe for a head-on collision.

Two Ontario Provincial Police cars were also impounded for speeding with no good reason. No exception, say the OPP. About time, I say.

Finally, they caught a news vehicle:

An OPP spokeswoman said a Global News truck heading to North Bay was seized Friday afternoon near Orillia. Constable Carolle Dionne said it was reported the media personnel were heading to North Bay to cover the E. coli outbreak linked to a fast-food restaurant in the city.


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