Motorcyclists in P.E.I. could soon be hit with legislation similar to Ontario’s anti-stunting laws — though with less severe penalties.
The island-province’s transport minister, Ron MacKinley, has introduced a bill that would allow police to seize vehicles driven over a certain speed.
If the legislation succeeds, the province could lay a fine up to $1,500 or a stunt riding conviction, and fines up to $400 for driving 50 km/h over the limit and up to $600 for going 60 over.
Get caught stunt driving or going 60 over and police could also seize the vehicle for 24 hours.
MacKinley told CBC News that he wanted to prevent “racing or stunt driving” on P.E.I. roads and to “make our highways safe for our families and our children.”
It’s more heavy-handed in Ontario, where fines for riding 50 km/h over the limit can hit $10,000 and police can suspend a driver’s licence and seize the bike for a week, on the spot. Ontario also includes going 50 over in the definition of stunt riding.