Stunt Driving & Racing

A Stunt Driving, or Racing, charge is laid for various reasons, but is commonly laid for driving over 50 km/kph over the posted speed limit. As of April 1, 2022, when charged with Stunt Driving or Racing, you will also receive an immediate 30-day roadside suspension of your Drivers Licence and also have your vehicle impounded for 14 days.

The fine for stunt driving ranges from $2,000 to $10,000 (plus a 25% surcharge!) and a mandatory 1 to 3 year driving suspension, 6 months imprisonment, or both, for a first offence. On a second offence your license can be suspended for up to 10 years.

A conviction of this nature will also carry 6 demerit points and 5 CVOR points. This kind of conviction will have disastrous effects on your insurance ratings, if you become renewable at all.

Stunt Driving, or Racing, is one of the most serious charges in the Highway Traffic Act. A stunt or racing charge could seriously limit your ability to drive, and afford insurance. There is also the possibility of imprisonment depending on the position of the Crown’s office.

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You can also be charged for Stunt Driving if the following is alleged by the police officer:

  1. Driving a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates an intention to lift some or all of its tires from the surface of the highway, including driving a motorcycle with only one wheel in contact with the ground, but not including the use of lift axles on commercial motor vehicles.
  2. 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.
  3. Driving a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates an intention to spin it or cause it to circle, without maintaining control over it.
  4. Driving two or more motor vehicles side by side or in proximity to each other, where one of the motor vehicles occupies a lane of traffic or other portion of the highway intended for use by oncoming traffic for a period of time that is longer than is reasonably required to pass another motor vehicle.
  5. Driving a motor vehicle with a person in the trunk of the motor vehicle.
  6. Driving a motor vehicle while the driver is not sitting in the driver’s seat.
  7. Driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 50 kilometres per hour or more over the speed limit.
  8. Driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention, without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway or in a manner that may endanger any person by…

To read more about Stunt Driving definitions please read the Ontario Regulation 455/07 Races, Contests and Stunts.