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Norfolk OPP warn of ‘dangerous’ vehicle surfing following complaint

Provincial police in Norfolk county are warning about the dangers of car surfing following a complaint.

Police say they received a complaint Wednesday from a person who observed a male riding on the roof of a pickup truck travelling westbound on Concession 2 in Townsend.

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Police describe the pickup truck as a lifted Chevrolet pickup truck with dark tinted windows that was seen travelling over 80 km/h.

Vehicle surfing is an illegal stunt where people ride on the exterior of a moving vehicle as if they were surfing a wave.

Police say it poses “a grave danger” to safety and are asking parents to speak to their children about vehicle surfing before they decide to try it for themselves.

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According to police, even at a low-speed, an impact can cause life-threatening injuries.

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