While all Canadian provinces and territories have similar police speeding enforcement and set fine schedules, there are major differences in the definitions of “Stunt Driving”. In general terms, the definition is:
“A driver engaged in spinning or lifting wheels off the ground, rapid stopping or turning with the intent of interfering with others, driving too close to others, excessive speeding, etc.”
The speeding parameters for Stunt Driving get interesting in Ontario, where they are defined as:
- Driving 150 km/h or more, and/or
- Driving 50 km/h or more above the speed limit if the posted speed is 80 km/h or more, and/or
- Driving 40 km/h or more above the speed limit if the posted speed limit is under 80 km/h.
This 40 km/h over in an 80 km/h zone provision results in many surprised speeders, licence suspensions and vehicle seizures in Ontario. This is just one of the province’s attempts to encourage the reduction of aggressive / stunt driving behaviour in built up areas such as school zones, residential areas, and construction zone.
The bottom line: Slow down to help stay safe on the roads. Check local / provincial / territorial rules for specific definitions and excessive speed enforcement and pay attention to your speed.