At about 9 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 14), the OPP posted an image on Twitter of a white vehicle stopped on the shoulder of Highway 10 south of Orangeville.
“Can you get a ticket for driving too slow?” Caledon OPP Const. Ian Michal asked on Twitter, confirming the driver had been issued a ticket for unnecessary slow driving.
“YES YOU CAN!” the tweet continued. “The fall colours are amazing but driving at well under the speed limit to look at them creates a dangerous situation for all drivers.”
Can you get a ticket for driving too slow? YES YOU CAN! The fall colors are amazing but driving at well under the speed limit to look at them creates a dangerous situation for all drivers. Unnecessary Slow Driving = $110 and 2pts #caledonopp #drivesafe #OperationImpact2019 ^im pic.twitter.com/lfzsOqDA4B
— OPP Central (@OPP_CR) October 14, 2019
According to the OPP, the white sedan was seen traveling well under the posted limit. Police report Highway 10 was rather busy at the time this vehicle was stopped.
“Vehicles came up on this vehicle at highway speed causing braking and lane changing,” Michal added. “The slow vehicle is a hazard.”
If convicted of unnecessary slow driving, a motorist could face a penalty of $110 and two demerit points. The charge has not been proven in court.