Ontario driver charged for driving too slow on Highway 401
An Ontario driver has been charged for driving too slow on Highway 401.
Const. Kirk Papadopoulos said the driver was going 60 km in a 100 km/h zone on the major roadway.
The Toronto police officer flagged the incident in a Twitter post on Friday afternoon.
“Driving too slow on [a highway] can be dangerous due to increased risk of accidents, impaired traffic flow, raised chance of rearend collisions,” Papadopoulos said.
Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act defines “unnecessary slow driving” as a vehicle driven at such a slow rate of speed that it “impedes” or “blocks” the normal flow of traffic.
“[It’s] crucial to retain a safe, reasonable speed & use hazard lights when slower than flow of traffic,” Papadopoulos said.
The charge for unnecessary slow driving is no less than $150 and not more than $1,000, in addition to two demerit points, according to the Highway Traffic Act.
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