50 Street racers in rural Burlington nabbed by police

Published July 4, 2023 at 4:06 pm

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Drivers using rural roads in Burlington as racetracks the past two weeks found an impediment…the law.

Halton Regional Police report that a recent two-week crackdown on racers resulted in 50 tickets handed out to those ignoring the rules of the road.

Technically the charges brought against the motorists were for stunt driving which includes, speeding, aggressive behaviour and performing tricks, but during this blitz police were after racers.

Areas that were targeted during the two-week campaign were Appleby Line, Walkers Line, Guelph Line, and Snake Rd.

The “Reduce Rural Racing Project” had police on constant patrol through the area and despite their often noticeable presence, it sometimes didn’t stop offenders from doing their thing.

The campaign came in response to ongoing problems in the area where drivers use the rural conditions and straight-aways provided by some of the roads to conduct their racing activities.

“Thanks to the public for your support of this important initiative,” police said in response to the positive comments they received from those who live in the area.


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