You do not necessarily have to be racing another vehicle in order to be charged with stunt driving.
You can also be charged with this offence for performing a ‘stunt’ while driving, such as “squealing” your tires or trying to make an extremely dangerous maneuver. In order to make the roads in Ontario as safe as possible, the penalties for Stunt Driving have been made comparatively severe.
Once you have been charged with Stunt Driving you will immediately be issued a seven day roadside suspension of your drivers licence and your vehicle will be impounded for seven days, at your own expense.
Upon Conviction of Stunt Driving the penalties are:
- Six demerit points
- A fine of between $2,000.00 - $10,000.00
- A possible suspension of your driver's licence for a period of no more than two years
- A possible term of imprisonment for up to six months
If convicted of Stunt Driving, your insurance could be affected for up to three years or more.
Often, even one conviction for Stunt driving will result in increased insurance rates of thousands of dollars per year. Some insurance companies will not even insure you once you have been convicted of Stunt driving.
How can X-Copper help you fight a Stunt Driving Charge?X-Copper’s team of professionals will always strive to eliminate your stunt driving charges entirely. If we are unsuccessful in eliminating the charges, we will negotiate with the prosecutors to protect against demerit points, protect your licence from being suspended, negotiate the lowest possible fine and keep you out of jail (if applicable).