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Sep-2021

Speeding Rules Have Changed – Be Warned!!

Bill 282 – What has changed?

Cracking down on street racing/stunt driving is happening! As of July 1st, 2021 there have been changes put in place in order to keep our roadways safe.

Bill 282 is the Moving Ontarians More Safely act or also referred to as the MOMS Act. This law was put into place to help protect families by cracking down on those that engage in stunt driving and unsafe driving.

The previous law was anyone driving any speed of 50km/hr or higher above the posted speed limit would result in a seven day suspension and a seven day vehicle impoundment.

What’s Changed:

  • Driving 40km/hr above posted speed limits on roads where speed limits are below 80km/hr

The New Penalty:

  • Not following rules result in a Roadside 30-day license suspension and 14-day vehicle impoundment
  • Fine of at least $2,000 and as much as $10,000
  • Escalating post-conviction driver license suspensions
  • First offence, a minimum of one to three years
  • Second offence, a minimum of three to ten years
  • Third offence, a lifetime suspension that may be reduced at a later date
  • Fourth offense and subsequent offense, lifetime driver’s license suspension

With these changes to the law, it is a good reminder to slow down, plan you trip allowing time and following the rules of the road.

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