TORONTO - The Ontario government and the province's top cop agree more must be done to combat street racing, and the province says it will consider a request for planes to monitor highway traffic.

Provincial police Commissioner Julian Fantino says a study is the works to help convince the government that police planes would be a cost-efficient way of spotting and stopping aggressive drivers.

He also says the government should amend legislation so any driver going 50 kilometres an hour over the speed limit would automatically be considered a street racer and have their car seized.

The ministers of transportation and community safety say they look forward to getting Fantino's report, and agree more could be done to stop street racing.

Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield says Ontario already has the toughest street racing legislation in North America, but is willing to make it even stronger.

And Community Safety Minister Monte Kwinter says the province has to step up the enforcement of speed limits because aggressive drivers aren't slowing down.

"We (must) eliminate these people who don't realize that when they're speeding and when they're driving aggressively and recklessly, they're in control of what's potentially a deadly weapon,'' he said.

"And they've got to really, really get that signal that it's just not acceptable.''

Cansfield said she has a lot of respect for Fantino's opinions and will listen to his suggestions.

"His officers are really where it's happening - they're on the street, they understand these issues - so we would look very closely at any suggestions that he brought forward and work with them on those suggestions,'' she said.

Fantino and Kwinter visited Ohio this past weekend to see how police planes are being used there to catch dangerous drivers.

In just 30 minutes, Fantino watched Ohio police take down eight "high-end'' speeders, and he became convinced the program should be brought across the border.

Fantino said the plan has no downside and would have negligible costs, considering the savings gained from preventing tens of thousands of deaths and injuries, plus costs associated with damages, insurance and lost productivity.

Ontario had planes monitoring motorists from the skies between 1965 and 1981, but the program was discontinued for reasons including cost.