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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