Stunt Driving

Stunt driving charges are relatively new in the Province of Ontario and are common in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. The results of these charges can be devastating to your driving privileges and your insurance. In many cases you will be forced to get all-risks insurance and pay the thousands of dollars increases.

 

There are many circumstances where you can find yourself facing this serious charge, with one of the most common being exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/hr or more. Other circumstances could include numerous lane changes weaving in and out of traffic, causing your vehicle tires to lose traction (spinning your tires or doing doughnuts), but it is not limited to these alone.

 

If you are charged with this offence there will be an automatic administrative suspension of your driver's license of seven days along with the impoundment of your motor vehicle for the same period. You will also receive a summons with a court date. There is no appeal to the suspension or the impoundment, and until all the fees for towing and storage are paid your vehicle will not be released even at the end of the seven day period.

Upon conviction of Section 172 the person faces the following penalties:

 

  • a term of imprisonment for a term not to exceed six months, AND

  • a MINIMUM fine of $2,000.00 to a Maximum of $10,000.00, or a term of incarceration AND the maximum fine AND

  • 6 demerit points on their driver's license, and the possible suspension of driver's license for a period of up to two years on a first conviction ,

  • Any subsequent (second conviction) within ten years of the first conviction could result in a ten year license suspension.

  • a term of imprisonment for a term not to exceed six months, AND

  • a MINIMUM fine of $2,000.00 to a Maximum of $10,000.00, or a term of incarceration AND the maximum fine AND

  • 6 demerit points on their driver's license, and the possible suspension of driver's license for a period of up to two years on a first conviction ,

  • Any subsequent (second conviction) within ten years of the first conviction could result in a ten year license suspension.

 

A conviction of this charge would result in increases to insurance rates that could effectively make it financially impossible to drive their vehicle. Insurance rate increases could be in the range of a $5,000.00 annual increase.

 

There are however ways to fight this charge should you find yourself facing it, and the penalties associated with it. Let Off The Hook assist you to protect your driving privileges and your insurance rates with this or any Highway Traffic Act violation.

Just contact our office and come in for your free consultation to see how I can assist you.

 

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