On April 1, 2022, the Ontario government added a new penalty for Stunt Driving/Race a Motor Vehicle. Anyone convicted of Stunt Driving under the Highway Traffic Act will now have to complete and pay for a mandatory driver improvement course within sixty days of the conviction or their licence will be cancelled. The course must be completed through one of the governments approved driving schools. A list of all approved schools can be accessed by clicking here. The new penalty only applies to those both charged and convicted with Stunt Driving after April 1, 2022.
The new penalty accompanies several pre-existing penalties. If you have been charged with Stunt Driving/Race a Motor Vehicle under section 172 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act, you could face some or all of the following penalties:
• A court fine of not less than $2,000.00 and not more than $10,000.00 (plus a 25% victim fine surcharge).
• A licence suspension of 1 to 3 years for a first offence.
• Jail term up to six months.
• Six demerit points.
• Five CVOR points for Commercial drivers.
• Substantial insurance increases.
Drivers will also face a mandatory thirty-day roadside driver’s licence suspension, and a fourteen-day vehicle impoundment if pulled over for Stunt Driving/Racing.
Have You Been Charged With Stunt Driving In Ontario?
If you’ve been charged with stunt driving in Ontario you should contact us as soon as possible. We have skill and experience in helping drivers just like you respond to accusations of stunt driving and provide free, confidential consultations to empower you to fight your charges. We help drivers throughout Ontario including Cambridge, Georgetown, London, Windsor and from our home office in Kitchener. Contact us online or call us directly at 1.866.591.9206 or text us a copy of your ticket to 226-240-2480.