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A teenager had her licence suspended after police caught her going 102 km/h in a residential area.

The posted speed limit on West Valley Road, where the girl was pulled over, is 50 km/h.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the vehicle was stopped without incident.

The 17-year-old driver was ticketed for speeding in excess of 51 km/h over the posted limit.

She had her driver’s licence suspended for a week as as result.

Last year, the Newfoundland and Labrador government amended its Highway Traffic Act to bring in harsher penalties for people going more than 50 km/h over the speed limit.

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A Milton woman has been charged with distracted driving, again, after Halton police snapped photo evidence of her on her phone while behind the wheel.

The incident occurred outside the Milton courthouse at Ontario Street North and Steeles Avenue East Sunday afternoon, June 23.

Two Halton officers were in a cruiser and the passenger cop actually snapped a photo of the driver.

 

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Officers later learned the woman had already been convicted once of distracted driving, meaning a second conviction will result in six demerit points, a seven-day driver’s licence suspension and a $2000 fine.   

She faces six demerit points and a seven-day licence suspension as well

On May 9, 2019 West Parry Sound OPP was on patrol on Highway 400 in McDougall Township, Ontario. Shortly after 3:30 a.m. the officer conducted a traffic stop on a northbound vehicle going 170 kilometers per hour in a posted 100 km/h zone. As a result, the West Parry Sound Detachment stopped its twentieth vehicle in 2019 for “Stunt driving”.

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He was handed a $468 ticket and given three driver penalty points for excessive speeding along with a $368 fine and four more points for using an electronic device while driving.

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Provincial Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek acknowledged last week that the 400-series highways are designed to handle traffic at 120 km/h, while signalling the province would announce details this week of “a couple of pilot projects at different speed limits.”

120 km/h speed limits may be the future of Ontario highways

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While it might be obvious, it’s not usually practiced – but the easiest and safest thing to do while driving in rain is slow down. Not just because visibility is reduced, therefore making it harder to detect hazards, but because stopping, braking and turning in the wet requires more distance due to reduced friction between your tires and the road. 

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“Today’s cars come with more driver assist functions than ever before, but many can’t adapt to rainy weather. Cruise control, adaptive cruise, lane keep assist and forward collision warning systems can create a false sense of control. If cruise control is engaged and your car starts to hydroplane, there will be no weight transfer to the front wheels as there would be if you lifted off the gas – and adaptive cruise control might not keep the correct distance needed in the rain. ABS systems, however, are excellent in the rain, as are traction control and stability control. Use your car’s technology when it makes sense to do so.”

“The summer driving season is the one we wait for all year. Finally, clear and dry roads with predictable conditions – that is, until those torrential summer storms hit. Nothing puts a damper on a great summer drive like a wheel-gripping, tension-inducing downpour. Fortunately, such conditions always pass, and often relatively quickly. With these tips for keeping your car on the road and you and your passengers safe, you’ll be on the other end of the storm and back on your way in no time.”

Manitoba Public Insurance is a Crown corporation that has provided basic, compulsory automobile insurance coverage (called Autopac) to Manitoba motorists since 1971.

 

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“How the program works”

The DI&C program defines two categories of drivers: novice and experienced.

A novice driver is a driver who has not held a Full Stage driver’s licence for more than one year. This includes drivers who hold Learner or Intermediate Stage licences or are in the first year of a Full Stage licence under the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program. It also includes learner drivers not under GDL who have never held a Full Stage licence.

An experienced driver is a driver who has held a Full Stage driver’s licence for at least one year.

Different interventions may apply for novice or experienced drivers, depending on how serious the unsafe driving was and how often it occurred. For novice drivers, the interventions begin earlier than for experienced drivers.

“The Driver Improvement and Control (DI&C) program aims to make Manitoba’s roads safer for all. It encourages Manitobans to make safe driving behaviours a habit for a lifetime.”

“Last fall, Ontario raised penalties for distracted driving, with a set fine of $490 that a judge could increase to $1,000, plus three demerit points on conviction.”

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The Ontario Provincial Police are tackling the growing distracted driving problem with harsher measures that involve no warnings for guilty offenders, just straight fines.

Though the campaign is now over, the OPP still remind drivers that they will still be monitoring the roads closely and enforcing harsher penalties where applicable.

 

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“The Ontario Provincial Police are tackling the growing distracted driving problem with harsher measures that involve no warnings for guilty offenders, just straight fines.”

“If you drive in this province, there’s a good chance your road habits have been influenced by the strict legislation surrounding distracted driving, and the costly penalties that can come from it.”

“Every day, 11 teenagers die because they were texting while driving.
94% of teenagers understand the consequences of texting and driving”

“To limit the risk, when driving put your smartphone out of sight and set the sound as silent or on a very low volume. Check any voicemails or text messages before or after the drive.”

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