Three motorists have been taken off the road for stunt driving in Guelph – including two at the same intersection -- in the days leading to Canada Road Safety Week.

On Friday morning, just before 8 a.m., a member of the Guelph Police Service Traffic Unit was patrolling on Elmira Road South near West Acres Drive when he observed a car passing another vehicle at a high rate of speed. The car was clocked at 94 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone. It should be noted this was near a school crossing and there were a number of pedestrians in the area.

A 19-year-old Cambridge female was charged with speeding and stunt driving. Her licence was immediately suspended for 30 days and her vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

On Saturday evening, approximately 10:45 p.m., another member of the Traffic Unit was patrolling in the area of Edinburgh Road South and Bellevue Street when she clocked a vehicle travelling 97 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone.

An 18-year-old Guelph male was charged with speeding and stunt driving. His licence was immediately suspended for 30 days and his vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

Sunday afternoon, a third Traffic Unit member was patrolling in the area of Elmira Road South and West Acres Drive when his radar caught a car travelling 100 km/h in the posted 50 km/h zone.

A 20-year-old Guelph male was similarly charged with speeding and stunt driving. His licence was immediately suspended for 30 days and his vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

Today is the launch of Canada Road Safety Week, an annual enforcement-driven initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chief’s of Police. It is intended to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

This year’s theme is “Safer You. Safer Me.” and is meant to emphasize that the decisions drivers make not only affect them, but also their passengers, other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

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