We had a sad case recently of a taxi driver who was killed by a young person racing up one of Toronto’s busiest north south streets. The car was traveling at around 140 km an hour when it broadsided the taxi and killed the driver. The two lads involved – who were from monied families – received a sentence of one year’s house arrest and are both banned from driving for the next four years.
They denied accusations that they had been racing – which their lawyers denied – they were merely weaving in and out of traffic at high speed and just out for a little high spirited fun. It was unfortunate that this cab driver just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. (more…)