When automobile rental firm Final Exotic’s luxurious automobile tour hit Niagara-on-the-Lake on Wednesday, Niagara Regional Cops have been ready for them.
Police introduced Thursday that they stopped six folks driving a few of the world’s strongest cars — with some going greater than double the speed limit — in a visitors cease concentrating on the firm’s five-hour “VIP” automobile tour.
One in every of the cars was stopped going greater than double the posted speed limit with a ten-year-old passenger inside, police say.
“This enforcement motion was part of an ongoing effort to cut back harmful driving in the area after quite a few complaints have been obtained from involved residents,” Niagara police mentioned in a information launch.
Const. Ryan Attoe informed CBC information that residents had been complaining about the firm’s exotic automobile tour for years.
“Throughout the summer time they’d be ripping it up by Grimsby and Vineland,” he mentioned.
On its web site, the Stoney Creek-based automobile firm describes its five-hour tour with “supercars” as additionally together with security coaching and a “VIP lunch at the Keg Steakhouse.”
“This professionally designed, all inclusive exotic automobile expertise lets you take the wheel of 5-6 prime supercars and push them to the limit on a 5 hour adrenaline rush by the most stunning wine nation roads, twisty mountain escarpments, Niagara on the Lake and Niagara Falls!” the web site reads.
The corporate says its experiences are “100% protected with no claims,” and “to not fear, there’s additionally no worker supervision in the cars throughout the period of the 5 HR VIP Expertise to provide you the true possession expertise you’ll always remember!”
Tough to catch in the act, police say
Basic Supervisor Dennis Williams informed CBC information that the firm “takes security as our greatest precedence.”
He additionally disputed that his firm was concerned in any earlier complaints.
“That is the first time there’s been an incident like this,” he mentioned.
“We’ll do no matter it takes to maneuver ahead to make sure security.”
Attoe mentioned it had been beforehand troublesome for police to catch the group in the act, as these sorts of cars are able to excessive acceleration after which stopping on a dime.
With an organization tempo automobile watching out at the head of the group, it was laborious for a single officer to catch the total group rushing, he mentioned. So, Attoe mentioned, he managed to map out the firm’s route, and had officers ready for them.
Police say they clocked the group going over 50km/h over the posted speed limit — and that features the tour operator who was main the occasion.
In an emailed assertion, the firm mentioned that worker has been suspended, and might be required to take street security coaching earlier than he is ready to return to work.
Six drivers have been charged, and 4 of them had their licences suspended and automobiles towed and seized for per week.
Sending a message
These charged embody:
- A 37-year-old Hamilton man who was clocked going 124 km/h in a 70 km/h zone in a 2010 Porsche Cayenne. He faces 4 freeway visitors act fees together with rushing and stunt driving.
- A 58 year-old man from Burlington was stopped in an orange 2016 Lamborghini, going 117 km/h in a 70 km/h zone. He faces one cost of rushing.
- A 25 year-old Toronto man who was clocked driving a purple 2014 McLaren 137 km/h in a 70 km/h zone. He faces two Freeway Visitors Act fees, together with rushing and stunt driving.
- A 27 year-old girl from Oakville who was driving a blue 2016 Corvette and faces one cost of careless driving.
- A 48 year-old Richmond Hill man who was stopped driving a white 2016 Mercedes AMG GT R going 148 km/h in a 70 km/h zone. He faces two Freeway Visitors Act fees, together with rushing and stunt driving.
- A 57 year-old girl from Quebec who was driving a white 2016 Nissan GT-R and faces three Freeway Visitors Act fees, together with rushing and stunt driving for going 148 km/h in a 70 km/h zone.
Attoe mentioned he hopes that is a watch opener for the firm.
“In the event that they have not gotten the message earlier than, they’ve now.”