How Fast is Stunt Driving in Ontario?

“How fast is stunt driving in Ontario?” is an intriguing question, and it’s important to understand the dynamic nature of the legislation surrounding this issue. Over the past decade, there have been significant changes, including adjustments to the threshold that determines when a driver is considered to be stunt driving.

Changing Thresholds

  • Traditionally, stunt driving in Ontario was associated with exceeding the speed limit by 50 kilometers per hour or more. However, recent legislative changes have expanded the criteria to include different speed zones.
  • In the current framework, exceeding the speed limit by 40 kilometers per hour or more in specific speed zones, such as 40, 50, 60, and 70-kilometer per hour zones, can lead to a stunt driving charge.

Protecting Yourself

  • It’s essential to be aware of these changes and how they impact your driving. To protect yourself from a stunt driving charge and navigate this evolving area of the law, it’s advisable to seek professional guidance.
  • At OTD Legal, we are well-versed in handling stunt driving cases and can provide the assistance you need to address this issue effectively.
  • If you find yourself facing uncertainty regarding stunt driving or require legal advice, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We’re here to help and provide expert support.

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Video Transcription:

How fast is stunt driving in Ontario? This is an interesting question. When I answer this question, I’m going to tell you that this particular legislation is dynamic. It’s been changing, it’s changed over the last 10 years significantly. Those changes include the threshold, which simply means that the rate of speed, the how fast you were going is not specifically just a number.

So traditionally when we talked about speed and stunt driving, it was always 50 kilometers. So when a vehicle was discovered 50 kilometers or more over the speeding limit, that was the determinant factor whether or not that person or client was indeed stunt driving. The legislation has recently changed so that it includes different things including different speed zones.

For example, if a vehicle were traveling 40 kilometers an hour over the speed limit in a 60 kilometer zone, you now know, well, it’s not 50 kilometers, it’s 40 kilometers an hour is now stunt driving in those lower speed zones. So 40, 50, 60, 70 kilometer an hour zones. If you are discovered doing 40 kilometers an hour over that particular speed limit, you are now subject to being charged with stunt driving here in Ontario.

It’s important to know that going forward to protect yourself from this type of charge, however, is also important to know. We are aware of this and we know how to deal with this particular problem. It is a relatively new problem in Ontario, but I can assure you it is a manageable problem. And if you’re not sure what to do, please reach out to OTD Legal. We will do our best to help you.

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