Two teens fined for speeding during highway racing

Speeding Fine
Speeding Fine

Speeding is not only dangerous but also is against a law and can cost you a hefty fine and license revocation for a period up to two years without a right for renewal.

Highway RCMP team nabbed two drivers, who decided to race each other at nearly 200 km/h speed.

The 17 and 18-year-old boys had been speeding down a highway at 189 km/h when police pulled them over, said RCMP. Both vehicles were traveling west on Highway 44 north of Winnipeg.

Cops say each driver was dinged with nearly $1,900 in fines for speeding and careless driving, and both will face a license review with MPI.

The boys told the officer that "things got out of hand" while driving to McDonald's in Selkirk.

Speeding is a major factor in road accidents, as well as distracted driving. Both of these factors can lead to serious crashes with vehicles damaged and people getting injured or even killed. Over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving.

Unfortunately, a lot of speeders are teenagers, who are not just irresponsible to their own vehicles and lives, but to other people’s health and lives as well. Some drivers just really don’t care about the rules and driving regulations, they do not care for their own safety and their passengers, friends and family members.

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