Stricter stunt driving rules now in effect in Mississauga, Brampton and Ontario

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Published September 12, 2021 at 9:49 am

All motorists should be aware of some new stunt driving legislation that goes into effect today (Sept 12) for all of Ontario, including Mississauga and Brampton.

As of today, roadside driver’s license suspensions under section 172 of the HTA will increase from seven to 30 days for all stunt driving offences listed under Regulation 455/07.

Section 172 of the HTA has also been expanded to apply to certain off-road locations such as parking lots, bike paths and trails.

“Parking lots” includes:

  • any parking lot, garage or structure, whether public or private, paved or unpaved, flat or multilevel, above or below grade, including any driveway or road that connects the parking lot to a highway
  • any private, commercial or industrial parking lot or empty lot from which the public would ordinarily be excluded
  • any parking lot into which drivers are expressly or impliedly invited or permitted to enter, with or without payment, and no matter whether payment is made or whether the driver entered with or without permission (“parc de stationnement”)

Earlier this summer, changes were made to stunt driving legislation that included increasing the vehicle impoundment period for drivers caught street racing/stunt driving to 14 days, and lowering the speed threshold for stunt driving charges from 50 km/h to 40 km/h or more above the speed limit, on roads where the speed limit is 80 km/h or less.

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