Okay - here's one for the dscussion boards: This gal was just caught driving over 200 kph in Ontario, with (as the article states) her kids in the car but not in jumper seats.
However, she was charged with both 'dangerous driving' and 'racing a vehicle' ... and what I would like to know is, why wouldn't either a dangerous driving charge or a racing a vehicle charge be sufficient - why both (not to mention that I still have difficulty comprehending how one can be 'racing' a solitary vehicle, save for under the broadest ((or 'grayist')) possible definition of 'racing').
Here's the related article:
Woman drives 212 km/h on Ontario highway with toddlers loose in car
A Toronto woman is facing several charges after provincial police caught her reaching a speed of 212 km/h on Highway 401 — with two toddlers in her car.
According to OPP, the young children — a six-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy — were “not properly secured” in their car seats when officers managed to stop the vehicle.
The incident happened in the Chatham-Kent region just before 2 p.m. Monday.
Chatham-Kent OPP were monitoring traffic on Highway 401 near Merlin Town Line.
The vehicle of the accused was clocked at a speed of 212 km/h.
Cruisers moved in to stop the vehicle as it maintained its speed.
The car finally slowed and halted near Furnival Road in Elgin County.
The 29-year-old female driver has been charged with dangerous driving, racing a motor vehicle, and two counts of failing to ensure a toddler was properly secured.
The woman’s vehicle has been impounded for seven days and her driver’s licence has been suspended for the same periodRead more: http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2012/10...#ixzz2ABY43N8l