Sometime it's best to listen to our inner voices, Cst. Rick Tass says.
Tass, the community services officer with the North Bay OPP detachment, relates a case where that didn't happen, much to the regret of a Kingston driver.
The man was driving southbound on Hwy 11 north of North Bay, when he was stopped by OPP Cst. Jason Smith, who had clocked him on radar doing 120 Km/h in a 90 Km/h zone.
The driver, Tass said, indicated that he is not used to the northern highways.
Cst. Smith advised the man why he had been stopped.
"I usually use my cruise control so I don't get up a head of steam," the driver replied.
"I couldn't use it today because the roads are just too icy."
Tass said Cst. Smith asked the driver to think about what he had just stated.
"After a moment, the driver just bowed his head and handed the officer his drivers licence," Tass said.
"Sometimes it is best to listen to our inner voice to avoid the inevitable, or a tragedy."