OPP officers have charged a Brampton man with racing.
On August 29 at approximately 1:00 p.m., OPP officers observed a motor vehicle travelling on Perth Road 180 near Cromarty. The vehicle was determined to be travelling at a rate of speed that exceeded the posted speed limit by 50 km/hr and were stopped by police.
Manpreet Singh, a 33-years-old Brampton man was charged with racing. His driver’s licence was seized and a driving suspension was imposed. The vehicle was towed and impounded.
Singh is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Stratford at a later date to answer the charge.
OPP officers are advising drivers to slow down.
“Excessive speed is a major contributing factor to motor vehicle collision fatalities. The faster you go, the longer it takes to stop, and the more dangerous a crash can be.” Staff Sergeant Steph Pilon, operations manager Perth County OPP. “Each time you double your speed, your braking distance is multiplied by four. In wet or icy road conditions, it’s even more.”