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During the last month, multiple drivers who are bound by the restrictions of a Graduated (G2) Driver’s Licence have been stopped by Brantford Police Service traffic patrol officers while conducting speed enforcement on Brantford roadways.

All of the violations occurred in zones where the posted speed limit is either 40 or 50 km/hr.

As required by law, as part of the administrative suspension penalty for the offence of stunt driving, the vehicles were seized and held for 14 days. The accused have also been issued a 30-day administrative drivers license suspension.

chart of stunt driving charges

What is stunt driving?

  • Driving 40 km/hr or more over the speed limit on roads with a speed limit less than 80 km/hr
  • Driving 50 km/hr or more over the speed limit
  • Driving 150 km/hr or more anywhere in the province – including sections of freeways with limits of 110 km/hr
  • Driving in a way that prevents other vehicles from passing or intentionally cutting off another vehicle
  • Intentionally driving too close to another vehicle, pedestrian, or fixed object
  • Driving in a manner to intentionally cause a vehicle to spin/turn in circles

Penalties for stunt driving

Effective April 1, 2022, under the Highway Traffic Act, the Ontario government increased penalties for those caught stunt driving.

Drivers who are convicted of stunt driving in the province of Ontario must complete a driver improvement course within 60 days of conviction, or their licence will be cancelled.

Anyone caught driving 40 km/hr or more above the speed limit, where the speed limit is set at less than 80 km/hr, will face stunt driving charges.

In areas where the speed limit is above 80 km/h, a motorist will face stunt driving charges if travelling more than 50 km/hr above the limit.

Drivers also face a 30-day roadside driver’s licence suspension, and a 14-day vehicle impoundment.

The maximum fine for stunt driving in Ontario is $10,000. Convicted drivers could also face up to six months in prison.

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