North Bay Police have received several reports recently about street racing in a few areas around town. They’ve received six complaints in total, including Birchs Road, Lakeshore Drive, Gormanville Road, Jane Street, Front Street, and Norman Avenue
If you’re caught street racing by an officer, you face a couple of harsh penalties. First, an immediate seven-day licence suspension and an immediate seven-day vehicle impoundment at roadside. If convicted, drivers can face a fine of anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000, and a licence suspension of two years for a first conviction. Drivers will also lose six demerit points and could face a maximum of six months in jail.
Police say street racing is one of the most serious and reckless forms of aggressive driving. In a release, they saw it shows a callous disregard for other drivers and road users, and it puts everyone on the road at serious risk of injury or death.