GET MY FREE QUOTE Call us (1-888-XCOPPER) (1-888-926-7737)
step1

Step One

Take a photo of your ticket in a well lit environment and ensure the ticket is in focus.

step2

Step Two

Send the picture of your ticket to 416-926-7737. If you wish to include any other information, such as what happened, just send another text.

Step 3

Step Three

Now you just wait for us to get back to you with your free quote.

Project E.R.A.S.E. Street-Racing

News and Press
jason-baxtorJason Baxter

COVID-19 UPDATE: X-COPPER will remain OPEN to the public via telephone and email during the Provincial Court closure period. X-COPPER is practicing social distancing and we are not currently open to the public for personal (face to face) consultations.

Every year, police across Ontario set out on a mission to erase street-racing, stunt driving and affiliated activities. Though we briefly mentioned it in an earlier post on speeding following the Paul Walker car accident that resulted in his death, we felt that it was time that we looked at Project E.R.A.S.E a little bit closer. E.R.A.S.E stands for Eliminate Racing on Streets Everywhere and police use the project to formally remind the public about the dangers of speeding.

Driving over the speed limit is nothing new and has been happening ever since the automobile was invented. Organized street races were made popular in the 60’s. The dangers associated with the behaviour has remained something that drivers still need to be reminded of. Unlike other activities that spike adrenaline levels such as parachuting, speeding on public roads is an active threat to numerous innocent lives. According to the Toronto Sun, the OPP has laid almost 400 charges related to street-racing this year already. Last year 150 people were killed in crashes where speeding was a factor, though it is unknown how many of those deaths were a result of organized street-racing.

Formal, organized street-racing as we all know it is not the only time that you could be charged under the law that came into effect in 2007. If you are caught exceeding the speed limit by 50km/h or more, there is a possibility that you could be charged with stunt driving. For more on the exact penalties associated with stunt driving, visit our previous blog post.

“The goal of the E.R.A.S.E. Program is to change poor driver behaviour through education and strategic enforcement.”OPP

Eyes in the Sky & On the Ground
Don’t look up but in order to be able to monitor street racing more effectively, police have taken to the skies. They are looking for the tell-tale signs of a street race either in progress or about to begin such groups of cars in desolate areas or the formation of lines of vehicles. The birds-eye-view with the help of thermal cameras is extremely useful as they do not have to wait for a tip from a citizen in order to catch street racers in the act and the video captured serves as evidence later on.

Another way that police have been targeting speeding is by scrutinizing vehicle modifications associated with racing. Police say that these common modifications alter the vehicle to the point that the vehicle becomes compromised and the driver has less ability to retain control. In addition to catching those actively involved in street-racing, having illegal modifications on your vehicle during Project E.R.A.S.E. is basically putting a spotlight on your vehicle and you shouldn’t be surprised if you get stopped by police.

Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

team

Why Choose X-Copper

The X-Copper team that defends you delivers a unique combination of law enforcement and an expert, in-depth understanding of court procedures.

GET MY FREE QUOTE

Copyright 2020 X-Copper Professional Corporation Authorized by the Law Society of Ontario to practice law. All Rights Reserved.

This website and its information is not legal advice, nor is it intended to be. Please consult a legal services provider (Lawyer or Paralegal) for advice about your individual situation. Please contact us by electronic mail, telephone or in person. Contacting us through this website does not create a lawyer/paralegal-client relationship. Until a Lawyer or Paralegal-client relationship is established, please withhold from sending any confidential information to us.