Just because people are supposed to stay home doesn't mean they will. It also doesn't mean they won't do something really dangerous when they go out. The Peel Regional Police made that clear in a huge street racing bust that resulted in 370 cars being stopped in one night.
The road safety division of the PRP shared the statistics of their single-night roundup of illegal road activity in a May 22 tweet.
"A united and productive effort last night led us being able to get our #roadsafety message across to those who continue to race, speed and gather," the tweet reads.
It claims that police issued 112 bylaw tickets as well as 67 additional tickets under the Highway Traffic Act.
On top of that, there were two criminal charges, and a total of 370 cars stopped.
The crackdown on traffic violations was made in partnership with Mississauga and Brampton by-law officers.
"There has been a general disregard for rules particularly highway traffic rules," Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie told CP24.
"I have heard many people complaining about cars speeding and drag racing and people gathering in large groups late at night and of course Peel Regional Police heard about it too and now they are out late at night checking out these hotspots."
A united and productive effort last night led us being able to get our #roadsafety message across to those who cont… https://t.co/YAU8JCEUa7— PRP Road Safety Services (@PRP Road Safety Services)1590234131.0
Twitter user @AndrewSubryan caught some early morning video of police taking action in the parking lot of the Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga, writing "Mississauga Heartland and @PeelPolice takin' no prisoners."
Mississauga Heartland and @PeelPolice takin' no prisoners. 👏🏾 #StayHome @blogTO #BadBoysForLife @nowtoronto… https://t.co/1hGnM890BR— 😷 Andrew Subryan (@😷 Andrew Subryan)1590195748.0
Toronto Police have also been dealing with more reckless drivers than usual, since the roads are so much emptier now.
In March, they reported a 200 percent increase in stunt driving tickets compared to the same time last year.
They even had to initiate a pursuit after a driver was seen doing donuts right in the middle of Yonge and Dundas Square.