Dangerous Driving can be defined as driving with reckless disregard for the lives and safety of others.
Typical examples of dangerous driving include racing, going too fast, and aggressive driving. Ignoring traffic lights, road signs or warnings from passengers is also considered dangerous driving.
PENALTIES FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING
A conviction for Dangerous Driving will result in similar penalties to that of an impaired driving conviction. These penalties include:
- A criminal record
- Possible jail sentence
- Fine of no less than $1,000.00
- Automatic suspension of your licence for a minimum of one year
The Criminal Code offence of Dangerous Driving is enforced when:
- The accused drives a motor vehicle in a manner that is dangerous to the public.
- The court must also take into account:
- The circumstances and actions of the accused
- The nature, condition and use of the place where the driving occurred
- The amount of traffic present at the time or the amount of traffic that might reasonably be expected
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