- 6 demerit points
- $2,000.00 – $10,000.00 fine
- A possible license suspension for up to 2 years
- A possible term of imprisonment for up to 6 months
There are certain things that are tolerated in Ontario driving law, things like obeying the traffic laws that have been instituted over the years, laws that have been tried and tested, through and through. The obvious ones that come to mind include, obeying the speed limits, stopping at stop signs in residential and quiet commercial areas in Toronto, proceeding on green lights and being cautious with yellow lights and stopping completely at red lights. There are things that change the laws within each other, for example, driving in a residential neighbourhood with a school means that you should be doing no more than 50 km/hr, and in many other cases, as slow as 40 km/hr. Sticking on the topic of speeding and being aware of areas that designate slower speeds, depending on what is around, there is a very dangerous habit that goes on in rural areas of Ontario streets. That dangerous habit includes racing. There are many variations of how you would phrase it, street racing, drag racing or just racing it is a very dangerous game that you are putting yourself into. The act of street racing on Toronto streets and in rural streets in Ontario can be very dangerous and in some cases has sent a lot of people to the hospital with serious injuries.
The province of Ontario instituted a new driving law that essentially severly punishes a driver if they are caught going 50 km over the speed limit in that designated area. That includes the highway, main city streets and small residential streets. The punishment that is inplemented includes having your vehicle impounded immediately, having your licence suspended for one year, regardless of the status of it. This is a severe penalty to anyone that chooses to speed at rates of 50 km over the designated speed limit and in the case of car racing, this law now makes the individuals looking for speed race on a city street a target with no repremand of their action. Racing tickets, or the ones that punishes someone by driving 50 km over the speed limit is something that can be avoided if the driver of the vehicle chooses to respect the road and the other drivers around them. By driving at such speeds, you are putting your life and the lives of others in danger. Be safe and aware that if you choose to respect the driving laws that have been implemented by the government of Ontario, your driving records should continue to remain that way. Choosing to race and run the risk of obtaining a racing ticket means that you are putting your life in danger, something that no one wants to see happen. Drive safe, avoid racing tickets and remember to treat the road as if it is an honour to drive and hold a drivers licence, the road owes you nothing.
Lighthouse Legal can assist you if you have been charged with Stunt Driving and wish to negotiate the best resolution possible. If you wish to have a trial they recommend that you hire a Lawyer.