What’s the hurry? Sixty-seven drivers in the GTA charged with Stunt Driving in past seven days

Stunt Driving more than just speeding

Thirty-one drivers in the GTA had their licences suspended and vehicles impounded for Stunt Driving at the weekend.

And it’s not all about speeding. There are other hihigh-risk actions that fall under the Stunt Driving section of the Highway Traffic Act:

  • All tires not in contact with the highway
  • Speeding by 50 or more km/h above posted speed limit
  • Cause tire(s) to lose traction
  • Spin or circle vehicle without control
  • Drive with person in trunk
  • Driver not in driver’s seat
  • Prevent another vehicle from passing
  • Driving in oncoming traffic portion of highway
  • Stopping or slowing to interfere with another vehicle
  • Driving too close to another vehicle, pedestrian or object
  • Turn left from red light before oncoming traffic

The penalties for racing and stunt driving can be high. A drivers’ licence is suspended at the roadside for seven days, and the vehicle is impounded for seven days. The impound and storage fees from the tow company alone are huge. Upon conviction fines range between $2,000 and $10,000 or up to six months in jail. For a first offence conviction, a drivers’ licence can be suspended for up to two years and for subsequent offences, up to 10 years.  

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