Regional Police partner with other forces to combat street racing and aggressive driving; lay more than 100 charges.

News 100 blueBy Staff

July 24, 2017



The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has partnered with officers from the O.P.P., Toronto Police Service, Peel Regional Police, York Regional Police, Ministry of the Environment (Vehicle Emissions Enforcement Unit) and Ministry of Transportation Halton Enforcement Team to combat street racing and aggressive driving in Halton.  During the crackdown a Ferrari was seized.

Police - impounded vehicle being loaded

A Lamborghini Huracan valued at approximately $230,000.00 and a McLaren Spider valued at approximately $260,000.00 were stopped by Police at Guelph Line and Colling Road in Burlington during a May 2016 crackdown.

Officers from participating services were supported by uniform Halton members as they patrolled the Towns of Milton and Halton Hills, Oakville and the City of Burlington from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on the 21st of July.

This joint effort to combat street racing and aggressive driving (dubbed Project ERASE) is part of a commitment by GTA policing partners to work together in 2017 and beyond.

Friday’s enforcement blitz was one of three planned GTA-wide joint operations that will take place this year to deter, disrupt and detect illegal racing activities that place all road users at risk.

More than one hundred charges were laid over the course of the six-hour initiative. One stunting charge resulted in a Ferrari being seized and the driver receiving a seven-day licence suspension.

A breakdown of the most significant charges laid is as follows:

• 48 Speeding
• 5 Distracted driving
• 2 Careless driving
• 1 Suspended driving
• 8 vehicles inspected with one being taken out of service
• 1 driver received a roadside suspension for providing a “warn” range BAC sample into an approved screening device

Members of the public are encouraged to call 9-1-1 if to report vehicles racing or driving aggressively.

Motorists are reminded that community safety is a shared responsibility and road users need to eliminate distractions, obey traffic control signals and speed limits and drive according to traffic, road and weather conditions.

Citizen wishing to report a traffic concern can do so by visiting and submitting an online Traffic Complaint.

Project ERASE reflects HRPS’ Community First policing philosophy that focuses on incorporating the four pillars of (community) safety and well-being into Service priorities: Emergency Response, Risk Intervention, Prevention, and Social Development. More information can be found at under Community or by following @HaltonPolice on Twitter or Facebook.

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1 comment to Regional Police partner with other forces to combat street racing and aggressive driving; lay more than 100 charges.

  • Joe

    Prospect Street between Guelph Line and Cumberland is like a race track at times with cars racing to beat the traffic lights. We have seen numerous vehicles with squealing tires going at least 70kms along this stretch and sometimes even faster. There is a crossing there (very poorly marked) for people to cross to the farmers market and the mall. This is a deathtrap for anyone elderly or using a walker.