On Tuesday, police released details on some of the alleged stunt-driving incidents that officers had reported between Friday and Monday:
Acting Supt. Gord Jones of the traffic services unit said that the stunt-driving charges laid in Toronto accounted for almost a quarter of all such charges laid in the province over this same period.
Jones could not explain to reporters why police had seen so many cases in just a few days.
"Spring fever, perhaps? People combining alcohol and their driving and fast cars?" he said.
In one case, a driver was allegedly caught driving at 185 km/h.
At that speed, Jones said a car would move the length of a hockey rink in just 1.2 seconds. That same vehicle would need a stretch of roadway more than three hockey rinks long to come to a stop.
In Ontario, a person accused of stunt driving can have their driver’s licence immediately suspended for seven days. A vehicle can also be impounded for the same time period.
"It's a privilege to drive, not a right," said Jones.
"If you make a choice to drive aggressively, to drive impaired, to drive distracted or without a seatbelt on Toronto roads and choose to risk the safety of all road users, we will be there and we will get you."Suggest a correction