Some stunt riders on Ontario’s Highway 403 raised plenty of attention this week, when a video of their high-speed antics made it to CTV News. Watch the full two-minute news clip here.
You’ll get the gist of the event from the cell phone video seen above. The witnesses to the riding claimed the stunters were well over the speed limit at times. Whether it warrants the alarm and concern shown by CTV’s host is another matter.
However, what these riders were up to is undoubtedly dangerous, especially considering their lack of gear, and also considering the consequences of getting caught in Ontario. According to OntarioTrafficTickets.com, the penalties are:
- An immediate seizure of the vehicle involved for 7 days
- Immediate drivers licence suspension for 7 days
- a fine between 2,000 and 10,000 dollars
- possible drivers license suspension up to 2 years
- 7 demerit points
- Dramatic increase in insurance rates
Vehicle seizure and drivers license suspension are mandatory upon being charged with stunt driving by the police.
There is no court hearing or appeal for this unless the actual person charged has been impersonated.
Most insurance companies will dramatically raise insurance rates for drivers convicted of stunt driving charges as stunt driving is considered a major insurance violation.
The insurance company will consider you a “high risk driver” if you have been convicted of stunt driving.
Of course, since they’re a business that fights traffic tickets for a living, they’re motivated to put the scare in you. Nevertheless, that could be a pretty expensive series of wheelies, should these guys get caught — and as the video says, the police are looking for them. Stay tuned!