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Police say street racing taking place on area roads

The North Bay Police are looking into a number of complaints about street racing along various roads including Lakeshore Drive.
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The North Bay Police are looking into a number of complaints about street racing taking place along various roads in the city including Lakeshore Drive, Birch’s Road, Gormanville Road, Jane Street, Front Street, and Norman Avenue.  

Local residents have told police the motorists are driving well over the speed limit in cars and motorcycles in the areas mentioned.   

Police take street racing very seriously and if an officer catches a motorist street racing or stunt driving, the driver can receive an immediate seven-day licence suspension and their vehicle can be impounded.  

Along with that penalty, if convicted, the drivers can face fines from $2,000 all the way to $10,000 along with six demerit points.  

A first conviction can also receive a maximum two-year license suspension and a second conviction can come with a 10-year license suspension and even the possibility of jail time.   

Police define street racing as one of the most serious and reckless forms of aggressive driving.



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