Stunt Driving & Careless Driving Offences – Ontario

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Section 172, of the Highway Traffic Act, states: “No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway in a race or contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager.” In simple terms, street racing and stunt driving is prohibited with serious consequences!

Ontario Demerit Points

Careless Driving – Stunt Driving – Racing – Speeding 50km/h or more

  • 6 demerit points
  • Immediate 7 day license suspension
  • Immediate 7 day vehicle impound
  • One year license suspension
  • Minimum fine $2,000
  • Maximum fine $10,000
  • Jail up to 6 months
  • 100% Insurance increase

When an Officer has charged you with speeding 50km or more over the posted limit, it is considered “Stunt Driving”. There are a few things that will happen.

  1. The Officer will issue a Summons to appear in court.
  2. The Officer will request you surrender your licence.
  3. The Officer will impound the vehicle for up to 7 days and for which you will be required to pay all associated costs.

Once the 7 days expire, the licence and vehicle can be returned. In addition to the impoundment fee to the vehicle owner, there will be a reinstatement fee for the driver. .

A date to appear in court, solely to set a date for trial, will be written on the Summons to Appear by the Officer. You or your legal representatives are required to appear in court. You may choose to appear in court alone, or hire/retain professional representation to fight on your behalf.

If convicted, the fine range for a 1st offence begins with a minimum of $2,000 and no more than $10,000, In addition, the court may impose a custodial sentence of up to 6 months of jail. Further, your licence may be suspended for upto 2 years, or all three punishments; in addition a subsequent conviction can render a suspended for upto 10 years.

The right thing to do, and by-far the safest thing you can do is to simply obey the rules of the road ant its posted limits. Accidents don’t just happen, they are caused. The facts are Stunt driving and Speeding are dangerous and will result in tragedy, massive fines, and/or jail. Drive safe and keep your record clean.

At TicketSave we have over 15 years of experience in fighting stunt driving offences and we continually upgrade our knowledge base on the changing legal issues, with approved and sponsored Law Society of Upper Canada courses. Our legal knowledge, trial experience, powerful cross-examine of police and civilian witnesses defends your case effectively. We always have the most recent and relevant case law to present, always on point, and always on time.

Call TicketSave now, don’t wait; take the stress out of your life, and give our professional team a call now at 416.835.7411.

Leave early, leave space, and always watch for children.

 

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