Speeding crackdown in Ontario nabs hundreds

TORONTO (Sept. 8, 2000) — Hundreds of motorists travelling were ticketed for speeding during a two-day enforcement blitz covering the entire length of Hwy. 401, Ontario’s busiest roadway.

Ontario Provincial Police laid nearly 1400 charges on Wednesday alone, Day 1 of Operation Corridor. One motorist was caught four times by different officers, each time clocked doing more than 130 km/h. The day’s fastest driver was a motorcyclist in eastern Ontario who was clocked at 187 km/h.

Commercial trucks were targeted for safety violations, and 80 were taken out of service by Ministry of Transportation and police officers.

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