A 19-year-old male motorist was issued a summons for stunt driving after he was caught driving a black Dodge van at 103 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on Front Road on Thursday afternoon. A LaSalle Police Officer who was conducting radar traffic enforcement in the area clocked the vehicle on radar travelling at this high rate of speed and issued the driver with a summons. His licence was automatically suspended for 30 days and the vehicle he was driving was impounded for 14 days. Once the period of suspension expires, he will be required to pay a $281.00 driver’s licence reinstatement fee to Service Ontario before being legally eligible to drive a motor vehicle again.
If convicted, he will face a fine of not less than $2000.00 and his licence could be suspended for a lengthy period of time.
Keep in mind that a charge of this nature can have significant and lasting financial implications when it comes to insurance.
Please obey the speed limit and drive safely.
O. Reg. 455/07: RACES, CONTESTS AND STUNTS
For the purposes of section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act, “stunt” includes
Driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 40 kilometres per hour or more over the speed limit, if the speed limit is less than 80 kilometres per hour.
Driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 50 kilometres per hour or more over the speed limit, if the speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour or more.
Driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 150 kilometres per hour or more.