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      05-26-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
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Police seize speeding Porsche

That sucks...

A Mississauga man had to find another way home on Tuesday after his Porsche was seized by police when he was clocked doing 136 kilometres per hour in an 80 zone.
It was just after 10 a.m. when Ontario Provincial Police in Caledon stopped a speeding vehicle in the area of Hwy. 410 and Hurontario St., just north of Brampton.
The 41-year-old Mississauga man who was driving had his licence automatically suspended for seven days. His car was impounded for the same period of time.
He has been charged with stunt driving.

http://www.mississauga.com/news/arti...eeding-porsche
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      05-26-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
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Yep - thats sucks - but pretty excessive speed there.

Since he has been charged with stunt driving, wonder if that makes him a professsional stunt driver now? perhaps he can get a gig in hollywood and pay the fines
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Yep - thats sucks - but pretty excessive speed there.

Since he has been charged with stunt driving, wonder if that makes him a professsional stunt driver now? perhaps he can get a gig in hollywood and pay the fines
LOL, is that the way to get into prof. stunt driving these days?
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      05-26-2011, 10:38 AM   #4
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I got charged for stunt driving 2 years ago. It is NOT fun and a simple stupid mistake that can easily be avoided. All the hassle is just not worth it.

LOL i don't even know why the charge is called "stunt" driving for only 50km over. I guess its just another fancy name. They should consider calling it stunt driving 75km over.
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had to find a way home? where is this? He is lucky he didnt get wreckless driving and arrested.
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Yeah, 136 in an 80 is definitely excessive. Yikes. I'm sure it's not fun to deal with the aftermath either.
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      05-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #7
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I have sympathy for the driver. He was caught on a highway (there is no 80 zones in the city), and cars normally drive about 130 km/h on highway in that area, with 100 being the limit. Miss a sign where the limit changes to 80, and you are looking at a stunt driving charge...

I have not had a single speeding ticket in my 7 years in Canada (I obey the law even when I disagree with it), but the limits here make no sense to me. Sometimes when I drive north of Toronto I notice that ALL cars around me are driving at least 30 over and think to myself "OMG, I'm surrounded by criminals and stunt drivers". What good is a law if everyone breaks it? Also, ridiculous speed limits and fear of getting a ticket at any moment is probably one of the reasons many people dislike police instead of being grateful to these people who put themselves in harms way to protect us.
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Damn I live close to there and speeding there is a no no!
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Yea we can all get a little careless at times, specially with a heavy foot in an M3
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I have sympathy for the driver. He was caught on a highway (there is no 80 zones in the city), and cars normally drive about 130 km/h on highway in that area, with 100 being the limit. Miss a sign where the limit changes to 80, and you are looking at a stunt driving charge...

I have not had a single speeding ticket in my 7 years in Canada (I obey the law even when I disagree with it), but the limits here make no sense to me. Sometimes when I drive north of Toronto I notice that ALL cars around me are driving at least 30 over and think to myself "OMG, I'm surrounded by criminals and stunt drivers". What good is a law if everyone breaks it? Also, ridiculous speed limits and fear of getting a ticket at any moment is probably one of the reasons many people dislike police instead of being grateful to these people who put themselves in harms way to protect us.
^ This.

In Ontario 80 km/hr zones are equivalent to the unpopulated de-restricted sections of autobahn in Germany, 130km/hr sections of Auto route in France, and de-restricted back roads in Britain. 7 days doesn't sound so bad. His insurance premium will no doubt, be EPIC.
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^ This.

In Ontario 80 km/hr zones are equivalent to the unpopulated de-restricted sections of autobahn in Germany, 130km/hr sections of Auto route in France, and de-restricted back roads in Britain. 7 days doesn't sound so bad. His insurance premium will no doubt, be EPIC.
What makes me nervous with all of the "stunting" charges lately (and there have been a bunch where I'm from too) is how easy and unintential 50km over the limit is attainable. Say you are driving 100km/h and step on it to pass someone going downhill... 150 isn't too far away in the M3 if you aren't paying attention. Make that mistake at the wrong time and the price is steep!! I set my speed warning at 140km/h not because I routinely drive at that speed but to warn me when I unintentially hit it... at least that's only 30-40 over the limit and would avoid the whole stunting charge.
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What makes me nervous with all of the "stunting" charges lately (and there have been a bunch where I'm from too) is how easy and unintential 50km over the limit is attainable. Say you are driving 100km/h and step on it to pass someone going downhill... 150 isn't too far away in the M3 if you aren't paying attention. Make that mistake at the wrong time and the price is steep!! I set my speed warning at 140km/h not because I routinely drive at that speed but to warn me when I unintentially hit it... at least that's only 30-40 over the limit and would avoid the whole stunting charge.
Agreed.
I had mine at 130, but my wife, if I ever went that fast while passing for example on closed course, would probably complain about the "gong".
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What makes me nervous with all of the "stunting" charges lately (and there have been a bunch where I'm from too) is how easy and unintential 50km over the limit is attainable. Say you are driving 100km/h and step on it to pass someone going downhill... 150 isn't too far away in the M3 if you aren't paying attention. Make that mistake at the wrong time and the price is steep!! I set my speed warning at 140km/h not because I routinely drive at that speed but to warn me when I unintentially hit it... at least that's only 30-40 over the limit and would avoid the whole stunting charge.
In BC it's 40km/h over the limit for the big fines and suspensions. So my speed limit gong is set at 135... by the time I lift off, my speed peaks at 140. Hard to avoid in passing situations after 3 or 4 clicks on the left paddle.
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In BC it's 40km/h over the limit for the big fines and suspensions. So my speed limit gong is set at 135... by the time I lift off, my speed peaks at 140. Hard to avoid in passing situations after 3 or 4 clicks on the left paddle.
4 Clicks - that's going from cruising to rip snorting!
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In BC it's 40km/h over the limit for the big fines and suspensions. So my speed limit gong is set at 135... by the time I lift off, my speed peaks at 140. Hard to avoid in passing situations after 3 or 4 clicks on the left paddle.
I had to loan my truck to a coworker and gave him the spare keys forgetting that I had set the key to the valet setting He had to go to Peterborough at 90 kph with the radio set at low volume on a station that he hatedHe called at least 3 times saying there was something wrong as it had no power and some of the electronics were not working I never told him the reason and explained to him that he did not know how to drive a modern F150
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4 Clicks - that's going from cruising to rip snorting!
You got that right! Or just hold left and floor it past the click in the pedal!!!

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I had to loan my truck to a coworker and gave him the spare keys forgetting that I had set the key to the valet setting He had to go to Peterborough at 90 kph with the radio set at low volume on a station that he hatedHe called at least 3 times saying there was something wrong as it had no power and some of the electronics were not working I never told him the reason and explained to him that he did not know how to drive a modern F150
You can actually set a max speed limit on a key? That's a great idea for my kids once they are old enough to drive. But obviously could've proved to be quite dangerous for your unknowing coworker!
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Why are cops always planted right after when speed limit goes lower. It was a mistake on guy's part but he got a raw deal.
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cops are creatures of habit...ithe will park in the same general area every time they need a few ticks..If you know the general area they do radar SLOW DOWN approaching and driving through..Then you can play..But only SHORT burst of speed..Or have some connections ...lol
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