York Regional Police (YRP) have posted video to a pair of tweets to highlight Project ERASE, an initiative to combat stunt driving and street racing.
“On Thursday, August 3, 2023, an officer observed two vehicles racing on Islington Avenue from Napa Valley Drive in the City of Vaughan. The vehicles reached speeds of over 130 kilometers per hour in a 60 kilometer per hour zone. Both vehicles were monitored until they could be stopped safely. Both drivers were charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving and had their drivers licences suspended for 30 days and their cars impounded for 14 days,” police said in a news release.
In a tweet, one of the suspects can be heard telling police that “my mom is going to murder me.”
Whether you drive a cute, little @Fiat or a sleek, sexy @Audi, if you're stunt driving or street racing in York Region, @YRP has a ticket for you.— York Regional Police (@YRP) August 11, 2023
During #ProjectERASE enforcement, we nabbed these two at 70 km/h over in #Vaughan August 3.
Details: https://t.co/9R9WLLUDqB pic.twitter.com/mYmvuUWizg
The other incident involved a motorist who was driving his dad’s car.
“On Sunday, August 6, 2023, at 3:20 p.m., an officer observed a black BMW driving at a high rate of speed in the area of Major Mackenzie Drive West and Pine Valley Drive in the City of Vaughan. The vehicle reached a top speed of 162 kilometers per hour, while in a 60 zone. The driver was stopped and his licence was suspended for 30 days, his vehicle was impounded for 14 days and he was charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving,” police stated in a news release.
You know what’s worse than getting your @BMW impounded for two weeks?— York Regional Police (@YRP) August 11, 2023
Getting your DAD’S @BMW impounded for two weeks.
That’s what happened to this driver after a @YRP officer clocked him at 160 km/h in a 60 zone.
Learn about #ProjectERASE here: https://t.co/9R9WLLVbg9 pic.twitter.com/f4I7ebjtTj