The first instance occurred Thursday afternoon in Whitby. An officer clocked at a 20-year-old man going 227 km/h on Highway 401, according to Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, spokesperson for the OPP's highway safety division.
The second incident happened early Friday morning on Highway 403 in Mississauga. Schmidt said that a 19-year-old male from Oakville was clocked at 254 km/h. The drivers vehicle was impounded on the spot and he was issued a seven-day licence suspension.
Driver caught going 254 km/h on Hwy. 403 in Mississauga
"That is ridiculously fast," Schmidt said in a video posted to his popular twitter account.
Then, at around 1 a.m. Friday, a 19-year-old man from Oakville was pulled over for travelling at 254 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. That incident happened on westbound Highway 403 near Eglinton Avenue in Mississauga.
Both drivers had their licences suspended for seven days and their vehicles, both BMW sedans, impounded for the same duration.
Police are warning drivers about the dangers of speeding after pulling over two vehicles for travelling in excess of 220 kilometres an hour within hours of each other.
"Unfortunately, we see far too many people taking chances, taking liberties on side roads and industrial roads and commercial roads, or on the highways — going way too fast," Schmidt said.
He added that in the GTA so far this year, more than 450 vehicles, or about six vehicles per day on average, have been impounded after drivers were charged with street racing.
Unfortunately we are seeing people taking far too many chances, far too many liberties and going way too fast, he said.
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Schmidt said that there have already been 432 vehicles impounded in the GTA this year for street racing.
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A 19-year-old man had his licence suspended and car impounded after police say they clocked him going 254 km/h on a highway west of Toronto.
Police said the driver, who was driving a BMW X5, had his drivers licence suspended for seven days and the car impounded for seven days.
“Unfortunately we see people taking far too many chances, far too many liberties on side roads, industrial roads, commercial roads, or on the highways going way too fast,” Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said in a Periscope video posted on Twitter.
“We just need everyone to realize that when we are out there doing traffic patrols and traffic enforcement, its because were trying to keep our highways safe from drivers who are taking huge risks because I have seen what a crash looks like when a vehicle goes way too fast.”
OPP say more than 450 people have been charged in the Greater Toronto Area so far this year for street racing. Police say the biggest offenders are males between the ages of 18 and 25.
254km/h 😮 on #Hwy403 in #Mississauga. 19 year old Male from Oakville out for an evening drive.#7DayLicenceSuspension #7DayVehicleImpound #SlowDown pic.twitter.com/U6AGJflwVs
227km/hr on #Hwy401 in Whitby today. 20 year old man just lost his priveledge to drive 😥🏎🚓#7DayLicenceSuspension#7DayVehicleImpound pic.twitter.com/JCjsatUQFy
254km/hr, 227km/hr, 202km/hr recently and over 450 more #StreetRacing charges in the #GTA this year🏎🏎🏎 …about 6 cars a day😕Who are the biggest offenders? (See below)#7DayLicenceSuspension#7DayVehicleImpound pic.twitter.com/lS7UWSq1TE
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