On Saturday, May 30, 2020, at approximately 8:56 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment received a complaint of vehicle surfing at a Queensway East, Simcoe, Norfolk County address.

It was determined that a concerned resident contacted police to report that kids were vehicle surfing on the roof of a moving motor vehicle in a parking lot of a business. No further information or description of vehicle was provided to police. Officers patrolling the area were unable to locate anyone involved in this dangerous act.

Vehicle surfing is an illegal stunt where people pretend to ride on the exterior of a moving vehicle as if they were surfing a wave and poses “a grave danger” to safety.

“The OPP want to ensure that this activity does not continue and drivers of motor vehicles found to be engaging in this activity, will face a charge of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and have their vehicle impounded. Drivers may face additional charges under the Criminal Code of Canada if an injury is associated to this type of activity.” – Constable Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk County OPP.

Police would like every parent to speak to their child about this dangerous activity before they decide to try it for themselves. Remind them that even at a low-speed, an impact can cause life threatening injuries. Car surfing is not cool. It’s risky, reckless and has been known to be associated to fatalities

“This isn’t a game, its real life; people will get hurt and killed if they choose to engage in this kind of activity. Every parent needs to be aware of this dangerous activity. They have substantial influence over what their children do, but many parents might be unaware that vehicle surfing is even one of the dangers awaiting their children. Parents need to be aware of the risks of some of the things their teens are doing and need to be addressing these risks with their teens.” – Inspector Joseph Varga, Norfolk County OPP Detachment Commander.

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