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Newmarket, Alliston drivers clocked at 156, 146 km/h on Hwy. 400

Both drivers were charged in two separate traffic stops on Hwy. 400 near King on Monday, OPP say
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Officers stopped drivers from Newmarket and Alliston for speeding Monday morning.

A 51-year-old Newmarket man and a 55-year-old Alliston man were each charged with speeding offences in separate traffic stops on Highway 400 at King Road.

One driver was clocked at 156 km/h, while the other was driving at 146 km/h, on Monday, May 29 at about 8 a.m., OPP said.

“The officer was conducting speed enforcement on the 400 southbound, south of King, and both of these drivers were stopped at two separate stops,” said Const. Nicola Morris.

Under the Highway Traffic Act, they may receive demerit points and fines if convicted of speeding.

Morris said speeding on any of the 400 series highways is dangerous. According to the provincial authority, the risk of fatality or serious injury is 11 times higher in collisions at 50 kilometres per hour or more over a speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour, than when vehicles are involved in a crash while driving at, or below, the posted limit.

“The OPP is always out doing traffic enforcement and speed enforcement both to educate the public and to keep people safer,” said Morris. “We always encourage people to drive the speed limit.”