(TORONTO, ON) – The IndyCar rolls into Toronto this weekend and the OPP are encouraging motorists to take it to the track. As Indy celebrates 31 years of racing on the streets of Toronto, police are reminding driving enthusiasts that the track is the only place for high speed driving.
As of July 10, 32 people have lost their lives in speed-related collisions on OPP-patrolled roads. In 2016, more than 107,000 charges were laid against people who were speeding.
The OPP says the track is where you can find your driving thrills, not on roadways in the province which can end in death or injury to drivers, their passengers, or others on the road.
The OPP, along with other emergency service and public safety partners, will have a booth at the Toronto Indy this year where people can stop by, learn more about road safety, speak with recruiting officers, and check out some of the fleet vehicles on display.
This year’s display includes Car 1, a 1941 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe. It is a careful recreation of one of the first marked OPP patrol cars. Visitors to the show will also be able to see and sit inside a fully equipped Dodge Charger, Ford Explorer, and Chevrolet Tahoe.
The OPP’s Mobile Command Unit will also be on site.