HOW FAST IS STUNT DRIVING?
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.