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Stunt/Careless Driving

If you have been charged with Carless or Stunt Driving you need an experienced lawyer to defend you.


Stunt Driving and Careless Driving are Highway Traffic Act offences and each carry serious negative consequences, including prolonged suspensions, increased insurance and jail sentences.

Stunt Driving Definition

Stunt driving is an offence listed in section 172,1 of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

  • No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a roadway in a race or contest,

    • while performing a stunt or

    • on a bet or wager

  • Every person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to

    • a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $10,000 or

    • to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and

    • a mandatory 1 year licence suspension

Although section 172 of the HTA makes Stunt Driving an offence, the description of what is Stunt Driving is within Ontario Regulation 455/07.


Stunt Driving Penalties

Stunt driving tickets have serious penalties that can affect your ability to drive, insurance rates and your employment, including:

Careless Driving Definition

Careless driving is a traffic ticket under the Highway Traffic Act, a Province of Ontario provincial law, under the Provincial Offences Act of Ontario.

Careless Diving Penalties

Class G1 and G2 Drivers:

  • six (6) demerit points for two (2) years

  • mandatory thirty (30) day licence suspension

  • fine of four hundred and ninety ($490.00) dollars

  • insurance increases for three (3) to five (5) years

  • possible jail for serious offences


Class G Drivers

  • six (6) demerit points for two (2) years

  • fine of four hundred and ninety ($490.00) dollars

  • insurance increases for three (3) to five (5) years

  • possible jail for serious offences

  • possible licence suspension

These serious and complex offences require an experienced lawyer with a proven track record to defend these charges.


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