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.

Those include:


  • 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