Section 172 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act, RSO 1990, c H.8 states: “A person is guilty of this offence when one is driving a motor vehicle while in a race, contest, or while performing a stunt on a bet or wager.”
Ticket Shield is able to defend you against Stunt Driving or Racing charges anywhere in Ontario. This offence is commonly referred to as either “stunt driving” or “racing”. In most cases, the charge is issued because the driver of a motor vehicle is found to be driving at a speed greater than 50 km per hour above the posted speed limit. This does not necessarily mean that “racing” was occurring. In some instances, the charge has been applied to driver’s attempting to perform a “stunt”, such as squealing tires, spinning their vehicle or any other maneuver deemed to be dangerous.
Upon being charged with Stunt Driving, you will be immediately issued a 7 day “roadside suspension” of your license. Your vehicle will also be impounded for 7 days, at the expense of the driver. The penalty for Stunt Driving is as follows:
- Minimum Fine: $2,000.00
- Maximum Fine: $10,000.00
- Demerit Points: 6
- Additional Penalties: Possible license suspension of up to 2 years and/or a jail sentence of up to 6 months.
Will a conviction affect my Insurance Rates?
Most definitely. Stunt Driving is classified as a major offence by insurance companies. If convicted of Stunt Driving, your insurance could be affected for up to 3 years or more. In most cases, even one conviction of Stunt Driving can cause your insurance rates to increase by thousands of dollars per year, or a future denial of your policy renewal.
How will Ticket Shield help you fight your Stunt Driving Charge?
Ticket Shield spends the necessary time on your case with the purpose of eliminating the charges completely by having them withdrawn or dismissed. If this is not possible, we will negotiate with the prosecutors to shield your demerit points, protect your license from being suspended, negotiate for the lowest fine available, and ultimately, keep your insurance rates as low as possible.
Ticket Shield begins preparing your defence with requesting a disclosure pack from the prosecutors. We make a very specific request that requires them to provide the Police Officer’s notes, witness reports, radar manuals and calibration notes (if applicable), and any other relevant evidence that they plan to use against you. By obtaining these documents prior to your court date, we can review them with you if we have any questions, and prepare a defence based on all of the information.
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