Blogs » Law and Legal Services » Deutshmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
 

Blogs

Deutshmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
Stunt Driving - What it is, What it will cost you
Return to Blog 

A recent crash in Kitchener involving a 19 year old man resulted in dangerous driving, failing to remain at the scene of a crime, and stunt driving charges. The man was driving an SUV when he lost control. He jumped the curb, hit a tree, knocked down a fence, smashed into a house, and tree, severed a natural gas line. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the residential area where this all took place.

Stunt driving is a disturbingly common offence in Ontario. Police say that many people who are caught aren’t aware of how far they are exceeding the speed limit, nor are they aware of the enormous consequences of being charged with the offence. Stunt driving includes:

  • driving that exceeds the speed limit by 50 km/h,
  • driving with an oxide injection system,
  • driving in such a way that prevents other vehicles from passing,
  • intentionally cutting off other cars,
  • road rage,
  • driving too close to another car, pedestrian or fixed object
  • driving with someone in the truck
  • driving donuts
  • driving while not sitting in the driver seat,

 

Often people end up with stunt charges when moving from highway speed of 80 km/h or 90 km/h to a residential are with a speed of 50 km/h.

If you are caught and charged with stunt driving the consequences are swift and harsh.

  1. Your licence is immediately taken away. The police remove your licence on the spot, for a 7 day suspension. It will cost you a trip to the Ministry and $180 to get it back.
  2. Your car will be automatically impounded for seven days regardless of who owns it. You, or the owner of the car will be responsible for all towing fees, impound fees and release fees. If you want to get the car back the fees must be paid.
  3. Huge fines will be levied. The fines for stunt driving are double for impaired driving. The minimum first time fine is $2000 and can go as high as $10,000. Six demerit points are assessed. There is an option for a 6 month jail sentence and 2 year licence suspension.
  4. Insurance rates will sky rocket.  Your insurance rates will increase considerably. You will be considered a ‘high risk’ driver, and your insurer may cancel your policy all together.

If you enjoy driving fast, the police and insurers recommend you take up driving on a closed track facility, not on city streets and highways.

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 - 08:57:00 AM EST
 Comments  (0) Post a Comment 
   By Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - Visit Our Business Directory Listing  |   Return to Blog 

Blogs Home   |   Start a Blog   |   Subscribe To Blog
News   |   Announcements   |   Events Calendar
Contact The News Editor   |   News FAQs

 
    <<     February  2021     
S M Tu W Th F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28            
Jump to:

Article Categories
Disability Law
Car Insurance
Community
Law Enforcement
Personal Injury Law
Safety

Recent Articles
Clear the Snow and Ice Off Your Vehicle
Driving the Wrong Way - OPP Issues Warnings
Drinking and driving is on the rise everywhere
Caught Driving Impaired? It'll cost you $23,000 says report
Distracted Driving Law Part of Cannabis Legislation
Winter Sports and Concussion Risk
Self Driving Cars Keep being in Accidents that Humans are Causing
Sleep disruption is common post TBI - treatment improves recovery
Electric Scooters Posing Legal Issues In America
There is no one answer for concussion treatment
We still don't understand how TBI and Alzheimer's may be linked
Unusual Case Sees Pedestrian Charged in Car Collision
How can we reduce the alarming increase in pedestrian deaths on our roads?
Accessible Parking Spots Are Only for Cars with Permit Holders Riding in Them
People with pre-existing mental health problems are more likely to develop PTSD post mild TBI
Half of All Motorcycle / Car Collisions Are The Fault of the Car Driver
The Importance of Exercise to Mental Health
When to call 911
Police are trying to redirect non-emergency calls to 911
Pedestrians At Peril

Articles by Month of Posting
February 2021
January 2018
January 2017
January 2016
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
August 2012
July 2012
May 2012
April 2012