The most common reason to be charged with stunt driving is excessive speed, which is considered 50 km or more over the limit. Other reasons include but are not limited to racing, trying to lift wheels off the ground ("wheelies"), spinning/circling without control ("doughnuts"), driving with a person in the trunk, driving while not sitting in the driver seat, or driving in the oncoming lane beside another vehicle. This charge carries serious penalties as these activities are extremely dangerous while driving. If you are convicted of stunt driving, other than the consequences below, your insurance premiums will be affected for up to 3 years. Some insurance companies will refuse to insure motorists who have been convicted of stunt driving, so it is in your best interest to fight this charge.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES?
If this is the first time you have been charged with stunting, you face the following consequences:
A fine of up to $2300
3 demerit points
Mandatory court appearance (pink ticket)
Possible suspension of your licence for no more than 90 days
Possible jail time of up to 6 months
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Even if you think you may be guilty, don’t go down without a fight! Contact us, request a free quote, or call Got a Ticket Fight it today for your free consultation at 780 428 1000 and find out how we can successfully defend you from a stunt driving charge.