Stunt DrivingPerforming stunts, driving too fast, racing
$2,000.00 – $10,000.00
Impact on Insurance Premiums
A conviction for Stunt Driving is serious and could label you as a “high risk driver” by your insurance company. This may mean you could be subject to much higher insurance premiums and your status may affect the type of insurance coverage you are required to carry. Insurance companies also have the right to drop you entirely. A novice or young driver with a Stunt Driving conviction on record could pay thousands of dollars per year for insurance premiums. Before attending court, speak with one of our POINTTS representatives.
When charged for Stunt Driving, you will receive an automatic 7 day licence suspension in addition to a 7 day vehicle impoundment. Regardless of who owns the vehicle, it will be impounded and you will be responsible to pay impound and towing fees which can range upwards of $700.00 to $1000.00. If convicted of Stunt Driving, in addition to a monetary penalty, you may be subject to a court ordered licence suspension, probation term, imprisonment and / or community service. Subsequent convictions for this charge may mean a significant fine and or imprisonment term. Novice drivers will receive a mandatory licence suspension up to 90 days.
About The Offence
Section 172 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act states:
No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway in a race or contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager. 2007, c. 13, s. 21. Example: Speeding, 50 km’s over the posted speed limit.
Stunt Driving does not only mean you were racing or driving 50 km’s or more over the posted speed limit. Driving with a person in the trunk of a motor vehicle or driving a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates an intention to cause some or all of its tires to lose traction with the surface of the highway while turning constitutes stunt driving as well. Your legal representative at POINTTS will carefully review your specific charge and determine the right path for a successful outcome.
Why Fight The Traffic Ticket?
This charge is serious and with it comes the potential for very serious consequences. Stunt Driving charges are dealt with through the Provincial Offences Act under Part III. If charged with this offence, you are automatically summonsed to Provincial Offences Court where you appear before a Justice of the Peace. With representation, your defense team at POINTTS will attend court – most often without you being required to attend. We will secure disclosure and review the issues that are important to your case. Our priority is YOU! We want to help you avoid potential insurance premium increases and help keep your driving record clean. Consultations are always FREE and could save you thousands of dollars. Email or call our office to book yours today.
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