There will always be drivers who are willing to break the rules to get ahead.
On Thursday, a couple of Toronto Police officers caught a driver travelling along the shoulder of a highway to get around bumper-to-bumper traffic.
It’s not only against the law but it’s dangerous.
Officers on patrol wrote on Twitter that there are patrols all over the city and they are on the lookout.
They admit traffic is sometimes slow on expressways and drivers get impatient, but using a shoulder of the road to jump the que and pass 20 cars or more is unacceptable.
While motorcyclists can often be seen doing the shoulder drive, Const. Clint Stibbe said it’s common for vehicles as well.
He said in this incident the driver, who was nabbed by cops in an unmarked cruiser, told police he was just tired and wanted to get home.
“It’s quite common. I saw a school bus do it the other day,” Stibbe said.
The shoulders are strictly for emergency vehicles and Stibbe is well aware of collisions with police or EMS trying to get to a scene when someone is trying to get a little further ahead using the shoulder.
Such a move will cost those caught $110 and three points on their drivers’ licence.
Police pointed out the driver they caught doing this stunt received those fines
The police tweet advised motorists to stay patient and drive carefully.