DAILY NEWS Nov 9, 2012 11:43 PM - 9 comments

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

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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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Scott Mooney

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.

Posted November 23, 2012 06:38 AM

Rick Gregoire

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.

Posted November 20, 2012 09:31 AM

Andre Duclos

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.

Posted November 19, 2012 07:49 PM

John Andrews

Speed limiter laws have NOT been repealed.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

Posted November 15, 2012 01:36 PM

Michael Gower

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.

Posted November 15, 2012 11:59 AM

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