To combat late night street racing and excessive speeds everywhere, a new extreme driving law went into effect a week ago. The maximum fine for violating the law has now been bumped from $1,000 to $10,000 along with an instant seven-day license suspension and seven-day impound of the vehicle. What can earn you such a punishment? Any number of offenses from racing or even showing the intent to race to simply exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 50 km/h (30 mph). Over 100 drivers had their cars impounded during the first week under the new rules.
Next you take a shortcut through Canada on the way from Buffalo to Detroit, you might want to ensure your cruise control is set right at the speed limit.
[Source: Toronto Star]