Exotic cars seized going double speed limit

Date: 10 JUL 2018posted by Car Rentaledited by WinX

Car rental company Ultimate Exotic offers Niagara on the Lake, a 5 hour VIP experience with luxury cars. However, the Niagara Regional Police officers were waiting for them. Police announced on Wednesday at around 11:45 am, they stopped six people driving some of the world's most exotic and powerful supercars, some of which were clocked going double the speed limit. One of the cars that was traveling at double the posted speed limit even had a ten-year-old passenger inside. The supercars included a 2010 Porsche Cayenne, 2014 McLaren, 2016 Lamborghini, 2016 Corvette, 2016 Mercedes AMG GT R and a 2016 Nissan GT-R.

The six supercars are all owned by Ultimate Exotics. In their 5 hour VIP tour, each driver has the opportunity to drive each of the exotic cars and be able to switch at certain points along the tour. On their website, the tour also included safety training, insurance and a VIP lunch at the Keg steakhouse. The police noted it had been previously difficult for the police to catch the group in the act since these supercars are capable of extreme acceleration and then stopping on a dime. On the tours, a company pace car lead at the head of the group so it was hard for a single officer to catch the entire group speeding. In a news release by the Niagara police, "this enforcement action was a part of an ongoing effort to reduce dangerous driving in the region after numerous complaints were received from concerned residents."

Residents have been complaining about the company's exotic car tour for years. When police had learned when a tour was taking place, they were ready for them. Police officers from the traffic enforcement unit and uniform patrol positioned themselves along the VIP tour's route. When officers clocked several of the cars going more than 50kh/h over the posted speed limit, the entire group was stopped, including the tour operator leading them. All six drivers were charged with various offenses, four of which had their licenses suspended and vehicles towed and seized for seven days. The company said the employee has been suspended and will be required to take road safety training before he is able to return to work.

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