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News  November 9, 2012 11:43PM

Ontario trucker charged with stunting. And speed limiter violation, too.

MONO, Ont. -- In one of the Ontario trucking industry’s least proud moments, a truck driver has been charged with stunt driving after being clocked by OPP travelling 136 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.



MONO, Ont. — In one of the Ontario trucking industry’s least proud moments, a truck driver has been charged with stunt driving after being clocked by OPP travelling 136 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

The infraction took place Nov. 8 at 5:55 a.m. on Dufferin County Road 18 (Airport Rd.) in the town of Mono, Dufferin OPP report. Road conditions were slick at the time and the tractor-trailer was loaded with salt, police report.

The driver was charged with excess speeding (stunting) and operating a commercial motor vehicle not equipped with a working speed limiting system, contrary to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.


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9 Comments » for Ontario trucker charged with stunting. And speed limiter violation, too.
  1. Alfy R. E. Meyer aka:the Intrepid Trucker says:

    About bloody time someone gets caught speeding and it’s discovered their truck isn’t governed by a speed limiter. Nice to see the OPP finally doing their job! As an O/O, I vehemently oppose the mandatory use of speed limiters but if I’m forced to comply, I want to be able to compete on an even an fair playing field; until we get this unconstitutional (it tramples on my civil liberties) law repealed. I personally don`t speed nor have I had a speeding ticket in over 25 years. Why am I forced to govern my speed electronically, legislatively when I govern it “manually” for safety and fuel consumption savings. There are occasions when it becomes necessary to pass an extremely slow obstructive driver for safety reasons but I can’t due to this restrictive impediment; thus causing me to become an addition to the traffic hazzard.
    Now lets see the OPP and other enforcement agencies go after all those other Ontario truckers and companies that skirt and disregarsd the law. Better yet, lets get rid of that law and the above mentioned agencies do their job and just enforce the Highway Traffic Act.
    http://www.theintrepidtrucker.com

  2. Tom MacKay says:

    Don’t wish anyone having a problem with the law, however, this guy was asking to be caught. No body should be travelling 56 kph over the limit. As far as the speed limiters on trucks, I don’t have a problem with the device and believe it should be installed on all vehicles.No one has the right to travel beyond the posted limit nor feel their rights are being trampled on. Speed limits protect all users of the road and the time is long overdue for the law to increase fines for all infractions of the Highway Traffic Act. Far too many drivers, trucks and cars alike, have terrible driving habits which place all on the road in danger. Turn off the damd auxillary (fog lamps) when following or approaching another vehicle. The fine is the same as falling to dim your high beams.

  3. Mike Mitchell says:

    Does this guy have his truck inpounded as well? As for speed limiter law being repealed, don’t bet on it. They way that is going away if it struck down in the courts. I always thought it was discrimination against a groupe (truck drivers) since this law does not apply to others. Like coach drivers, cab drivers or the general public. How is it a cube van can drive 120 on the 407 with zero repercussion from the police?

  4. Barb says:

    I think that the carrier’s name should be posted to make all aware of who are being irresponsible.

  5. Michael Gower says:

    Alfy, I’ll bet the truck was running DOWN one of those big grades on Airport Rd and thus the speed limiter was useless. Speed limiters don’t overide gravity or physics.

  6. John Andrews says:

    Speed limiter laws have NOT been repealed. And are currently being enforced. According to articles in Truck News.

  7. Andre Duclos says:

    136 kmh that works out to 82 mph in a 50 mph zone. Forget the speed limiter, that much over the limit, the driver should be thankful he didn’t go to jail for speeding.

  8. Rick Gregoire says:

    With the cost of fuel being the largest bite out the revenue pie,why would anybody bother speeding these days? Instead of trying to get that extra load,perhaps the driver should have been maximizing the net profits on the loads he already had.

  9. Scott Mooney says:

    I have never been a proponent of having a speed limiter on any highway truck. Not for the ability to speed, but for minouverability. But in this case, this is the kind of reckless driving habbits from the minority few that create the need for enforcement. Here’s the cold truth… The speedlimiter didn’t fix this operator. Speed enforcement did! Hats off to the OPP for getting this guy off the road.

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