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14 day vehicle impoundment, 30 day license suspension, just the beginning

Release Date: June 8, 2023


Over the last five days Kingston Police Traffic Safety Officers have charged four persons with Stunt Driving. A person may be charged with stunt driving when driving 40 km/h or more over the speed limit on roads with a speed limit less than 80 km/h or driving 50 km/h or more over the speed limit.


On June 3rd one driver was caught driving 106 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on Bath Road, while another driver was stopped for driving 99 km/h in a posted 50 km/h.


On June 4th a driver was charged after travelling 95 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the Third Crossing.


On June 7th,  a driver was pulled over and charged with Stunt Driving after travelling 121 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on Perth Road.


No matter how good a driver may be, the laws of physics remain the same. Speeding will increase stopping distance, reduce field of vision, and make it harder to react in time to changing conditions or unexpected actions by other road users. And with these excessive speeds the risk of serious injury or death becomes far greater.


Beyond the serious risks, an immediate 30-day driver’s license suspension and an immediate 14-day vehicle impoundment at roadside (whether it is your vehicle or not) are just the beginning of severe consequences. Persons charged with Stunt Driving will also face:


  • a minimum fine of $2,000 and a maximum fine of $10,000
  • a jail term of up to six months
  • a post-conviction licence suspension of:
    • a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years for the first conviction
    • a minimum of three years and a maximum of 10 years for a second conviction
    • a lifetime suspension, reducible after 10 years under certain criteria, for a third conviction
    • a lifetime suspension, non-reducible, for a fourth and subsequent convictions
    • six demerit points
    • a mandatory driver improvement course, upon conviction
    • Other penalties
      • Drivers convicted stunt driving will experience a substantial increase in their insurance rates or could become uninsurable.


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Kingston, Ontario
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