This is an eye opener — jackrabbit left turns are considered stunt driving – wow!
Q: What exactly constitutes a “stunt” under the Stunt Driving law?Eric Lai replies:Ontario Regulation 455/07 defines actions subject to on-the-spot licence and vehicle seizure for one week under S. 172 HTA. Upon conviction, drivers face a fine of anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000, up to six months imprisonment and licence suspension of up to two years on subsequent conviction, up to 10 years.
- Motorcycle “wheelies” or driving any vehicle in a manner which indicates an intention to lift some or all of the tires from the road surface.
- Intentional skidding when turning (includes ”drifting”).
- Intentionally causing a vehicle to spin or circle without control (i.e. “doing donuts”).
- Side-by-side driving where a vehicle occupies an oncoming lane for longer than needed for passing.
- Have person in trunk.
- Driver not in driver seat of moving vehicle.
- Drive at 50 km/h or more over the posted limit.
- Driving without due care and attention, without reasonable consideration for other road users or in a manner that may endanger others by: intentionally preventing another vehicle from passing; unnecessarily slowing or stopping in order to cut off or interfere with the movement of another vehicle; or driving, without justification, as close as possible to another vehicle, person or fixed object.
- Jumping a circular green light to make a left turn before straight-through oncoming traffic, which has the right of way, has begun to proceed (from being stopped at the preceding red light).