Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario government is hoping that the recently beefed up MOMS act will help teach a lesson to all the stunt drivers out there who may have doubted that their one week grounding could be extended to a whole month.
On Sunday, new rules came into effect surrounding the Moving Ontarians More Safely (MOMS) Act that increase the severity of several of the pre-existing penalties for stunt driving, in the province of Ontario.
As defined by Ontario law, driving can be considered stunt driving when a driver is clocked at 40 km/h over the speed limit on roadways with speed limits of 80 km/h and less, or at 50km/h over the speed limit on roadways with speed limits higher than 80km/h.
Perhaps the most significant update lies in the increase from a seven day license suspension to 30 days for any case of stunt driving.
As of September 12, stunt driving charges may now include the following penalties:
- Minimum one year and maximum three years suspension for a first conviction.
- Minimum three years and maximum 10 years suspension for a second conviction.
- For a third conviction, your licence is suspended indefinitely with the possibility of having it reinstated at a later date.
- For a fourth conviction within 10 years, your licence is suspended permanently.
Drivers in Ontario already face the steepest fines for stunt driving in the country, with offending drivers sometimes on the hook for $10,000 in fines.