The City of Kawartha Lakes OPP stopped a vehicle for excessive speed, resulting in a charge under the updated stunt driving legislation.
On July 1, 2021, shortly before 4 p.m., City of Kawartha Lakes OPP officers were conducting radar patrol on Highway 35 in the Township of Ops, when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high-rate of speed of 137 km/h in a posted 80km/h zone.
The 59-year-old driver was charged with Stunt Driving.
The accused had their driver’s licence suspended for seven days and vehicle impounded for 14 days, an increase from the previous seven-day vehicle impoundment.
The changes form part of the Moving Ontarians More Safely (MOMS) Act, which received royal assent on June 3, 2021, and took effect July 1, 2021.
The second change is the introduction of a lower speed threshold for street racing offenders on municipal roads. On roads with a posted speed limit of less than 80 km/h, drivers caught traveling 40 km/h over the speed limit face racing/stunt driving charges (the previous limit was 50 km/h over the speed limit).