Ontario driver charged for driving too slow on Highway 401
Published Friday, March 31, 2023 7:09PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, March 31, 2023 7:09PM EDT
An Ontario driver has been charged for driving too slow on Highway 401.
Const. Kirk Papadopoulos said the driver was going 60 km in a 100 km/h zone on the major roadway.
The Toronto police officer flagged the incident in a Twitter post on Friday afternoon.
“Driving too slow on [a highway] can be dangerous due to increased risk of accidents, impaired traffic flow, raised chance of rearend collisions,” Papadopoulos said.
Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act defines “unnecessary slow driving” as a vehicle driven at such a slow rate of speed that it “impedes” or “blocks” the normal flow of traffic.
“[It’s] crucial to retain a safe, reasonable speed & use hazard lights when slower than flow of traffic,” Papadopoulos said.
The charge for unnecessary slow driving is no less than $150 and not more than $1,000, in addition to two demerit points, according to the Highway Traffic Act.