Oshawa Man’s Car Impounded After He is Caught Speeding at 166 km/h

Written on Behalf of Affleck & Barrison LLP

An Oshawa man’s car was impounded after he was caught driving 166km/h in a 100km/h zone on Highway 115, close to Peterborough County Road 28. His driver’s license was immediately suspended for seven days, and his car was towed from the scene. The driver has been charged with stunt driving.

Penalties for Speeding

Speeding, particularly if you are driving more than 50km over the speed limit, has significant consequences, up to and including jail time.

Speed Consequences
0-15 km over the limit ·         Fine for speeding

·         No demerit points

16-20km over the limit ·         Fine for speeding

·         3 demerit points

30-49km over the limit ·         Fine for speeding

·         4 demerit points

·         If G1 or G2 driver, 30 day license suspension

·         Insurance increase

50 km over the limit ·         Fine for speeding

·         6 demerit points

·         If G1 or G2 driver, 30 day license suspension

·         Insurance increase

50 km over the limit- stunt driving- racing ·         Fine for speeding

·         6 demerit points

·         Immediate vehicle impound (7 days)

·         Immediate license suspension (7 days)

·         One year license suspension

·         Dramatic insurance increase

·         Minimum fine $2000, maximum fine $10,000 on conviction

 

Stunt Driving

In addition to situations where a driver is going more than 50km over the limit, stunt driving can also be charged in situations including those where a driver is:

  • Racing/engaged in a competition;
  • Driving in a way that suggests he/she has an intention to chase another vehicle;
  • Driving without due care and attention, without “reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway”, or in a way that may endanger other persons;
  • Outdistancing or attempting to outdistance other vehicles while speeding;
  • Repeatedly changing lanes in close proximity to other vehicles while speeding;
  • Preventing another vehicle from passing.

Stunt driving also encompasses situations where actual tricks or stunts are performed by drivers including:

  • “Wheelies” (i.e- driving with only one wheel on the ground)
  • Donuts
  • Driving with a person in the trunk
  • Driving while the driver is not sitting in the driver’s seat

If you have been charged with a driving offence, call the Oshawa criminal lawyers at Affleck & Barrison LLP at 905-404-1947 or contact us online. We offer a free consultation and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trust our experienced lawyers to handle your defence with diligence, strategy, and expertise.