going over 100 km/h above the posted speed limit. According to a tweet by Peel Regional Police, the car was travelling at a speed of 166 km/h in a 60 km/h zone, which the police described as “absolutely unacceptable.” The driver of the vehicle is facing a stunt driving charge, a 30-day license suspension and a 15-day vehicle impound, as per the police. In Ontario, stunt driving is defined as travelling at 40 km or more above the speed limit in areas where the posted limit is 80 km/h or lower.
Recently, the penalty for stunt driving has been increased in Ontario, and vehicles caught stunt driving are impounded for two weeks, instead of one week.
Peel Regional Police have been cracking down on stunt driving in the region, with several instances of drivers being caught going well above the speed limit. Stunt driving not only puts the driver at risk but also endangers other road users.
The increased penalties for stunt driving in Ontario are aimed at deterring drivers from engaging in such dangerous behavior. Peel Regional Police have urged drivers to obey posted speed limits and drive safely, reminding them that the consequences of reckless driving can be severe, including fines, license suspensions, and even imprisonment in certain cases.