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Excessive speeding targeted with new MOMS Act

Release Date: June 30, 2021

Drivers choosing to speed excessively may find themselves charged with Stunt Driving after new MOMS (Moving Ontarians More Safely) Act, takes effect on July 1, 2021.

Currently in Ontario drivers who engage in street racing, driving contests/stunts, aggressive-driving, or speeding 50 km/h or more over the speed limit, may be charged with Stunt Driving.

Stunt Driving penalties currently include an immediate seven-day licence suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment at roadside.

If convicted:

  • Fines from $2,000 to $10,000
  • Courts can impose a driver licence suspension of up to 10 years for a second conviction within 10 years
  • The accumulation of six demerit points, a maximum licence suspension of two years for a first conviction and a maximum six months in jail.

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Under the new MOMS Act on municipal roads with speed limits under 80 km/h, drivers traveling at 40 km/h or more over the speed limit, may now be charged with Stunt Driving. Along with the lower speed tolerance for some roads, the immediate vehicle impoundment suspension increases from 7 days to 14 days. Drivers will be responsible for all towing and impound fees.

The MOMS Act will see several other changes in Ontario to protect young drivers and vulnerable road users. For more information on the MOMS Act click the link below.

The Kingston Police are committed to road safety and will be actively enforcing this new legislation.

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