Stunt Driving/Speeding

(Innisfil, ON) A 29-year-old Innisfil man is charged with Stunt Driving and Speeding after police stopped a motorcycle travelling 112 km/h over the posted speed limit.

On Friday, August 16, 2019 around 3:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers observed a motorcycle travelling at a high rate of speed on Shore Acres Drive near Yonge Street in Innisfil. A speed measurement was obtained of 192 km/h in the posted 80 km/h zone. Officers conducted a traffic stop and charged the 29-year-old rider with Stunt Driving and Speeding. His licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. He has a court date in September.

This is no way to race into the weekend. We are patrolling roads and waterways to ensure drivers and boaters obey posted speed limits and arrive alive. Slow down and enjoy the weekend.

Over 80  

(Bradford, ON) A 23-year-old Barrie man is charged with Over 80 following a traffic stop in Bradford.

On Friday, August 16, 2019 around 1:20 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer pulled over a vehicle on Barrie Street. The driver failed a roadside screening device test and further breath test readings resulted in a charge of Over 80 for a 23-year-old Barrie man. He was also charged with being a G1 driver unaccompanied by a qualified driver and a G1 driver out at unlawful hour.

His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

There are several restrictions for G1 drivers including:

You must not drive if you have been drinking alcohol. Your blood-alcohol level must be zero.

You must not drive alone; an accompanying driver must sit in the front passenger seat.

You must not drive between midnight and 5 a.m.

Each person in the vehicle must have a working seatbelt.

You must not drive on 400-series highways with a posted speed limit over 80 km/h. Also, you must not drive on certain high-speed roads including the Queen Elizabeth Way, Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway in the Greater Toronto Area, the E.C. Row Expressway in Windsor and the Conestoga Parkway in Kitchener-Waterloo. However, if your accompanying driver is a driving instructor, you may drive on any road.

Carrotfest Road Closures 

(Bradford, ON) Please be advised of the following road closures in Bradford for Carrotfest. Expect traffic congestion in and around the downtown area of Bradford.

​The following roads will be closed on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm:

Holland Street from Drury Street to Nelson Street

Simcoe Road from Holland Street to where it intersects with Mary Street

Barrie Street from John Street to Holland Street

The following roads will be closed on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:00am.

Holland Street from Holland Court to Colbourne Street

Simcoe Road from Holland Street to where it intersects with Mary Street

Barrie Street from John Street to Holland Street

All roads will re-open by 3am on Sunday, August 18, 2019

Detours:
Detour routes and signs have been set-up to help traffic get through town during the festival, and to keep large vehicles off residential streets.

Detour 1 (follow signs for D1)

Dissette Street to 8th Line to Professor Day Drive (Truck Route/Major Traffic)

Trucks MUST use D1

Detour 2 (follow signs for D2)

Marshview Boulevard to Simcoe Road to 6th Line to Melbourne Drive (Major Traffic)

Detour 3 (follow signs for D3)

 Church Street to John Street to Colborne Street (Local Traffic only)

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to approximately 80 calls for service.

 

 





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