Penalties are ramping up for daredevil drivers on October 1st, with heavier fines being handed out.
That includes a bump for those found street racing to $580, up from $205.
People found stunting near their vehicle will be fined $580, up from the previous $150.
Four demerit points will be given with those tickets, with the second ticket going for $1,400 and the third having a price ticket of $2,100.
“Reckless and unsafe driving behaviours like street racing and stunting are a growing concern,” said Minister Responsible for SGI Don Morgan. “These risky choices can have serious and often life-threatening consequences, and the penalties need to appropriately address them.”
As well, 30-day vehicle impoundments and immediate seven-day license suspensions will be given to anyone stunting racing or going 50km/h above the speed limit after a later legislation update.
Some new language was also added to the Traffic Safety Act, clarifying stunting and racing.
- Racing side by side with another vehicle while disobeying the speed limit
- Chasing another vehicle
- Speeding in and out of lanes to unsafely pass vehicles
- Driving at a speed that is a marked departure from the speed limit.
- Attempting to lift some or all tires from the roadway (including driving a motorcycle on one wheel)
- Attempting to spin a vehicle to cause it to spin or circle
- Driving a vehicle while not sitting in the driver’s seat
- Driving in the oncoming lane longer than is needed to pass
- Driving a vehicle in a way that prevents another vehicle from passing
- Stopping or slowing down to interfere with the movement of another vehicle