Penalties for Stunt Driving and Street Racing have increased

The Moving Ontario More Safely Act (MOMS Act) came into effect today (July 1) increasing fines and penalties for Stunt Driving and Street Racing.

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The speed threshold for stunt driving charges has been lowered to 40 kilometres per hour or more above the speed limit on roads where the speed limit is less than 80 kilometres per hour; The speed threshold on roadways with speed limits of 80 kilometres per hour or more will remain at 50 kilometres per hour or more above the posted limit. The MOMS Act also sets a default speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour on a highway not within a local municipality or in a built-up area.

Roadside sanctions for Stunt Driving are:

  • Fourteen-day vehicle impoundment
  • Seven-day licence suspension

Post-Conviction Penalties for Stunt Driving will be:

First Offence

  • A minimum fine of $2000 and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • A jail term of up to six months
  • Six demerit points
  • A post-conviction driver’s licence suspension of at least one year to a maximum of three years
  • A mandatory driver education course to educate drivers on the risks and consequences of aggressive driving behaviour

Second and Subsequent Offences

  • A minimum fine of $2000 and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • A jail term of up to six months
  • Six demerit points
  • A post-conviction driver’s licence suspension, for second offence a minimum of three to ten years, for third offence, a lifetime suspension (which may be reduced if certain conditions are met) and for a fourth offence a lifetime suspension.
  • A mandatory driver education course to educate drivers on the risks and consequences of aggressive driving behaviour