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      12-14-2007, 08:56 AM   #12
tyrewt
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Originally Posted by NaTuReB0Y View Post
street racing is legal in canada?
Nope. If you get caught going 50km over the posted speed limit in Ontario and the cops will enforce the new "Street racing law". I agree with the law, but it also applies to speeding in general which is a loop hole. Been a few people that got nabbed on it. Automatic impound, license suspension and max $10,000 fine.

The Government is really trying to make a point with this law, a lot of trouble with street racing in larger metro areas.

Dangerous Driving - No bodily harm or death:

Before: Summary conviction or imprisonment up to five years

Now: the same

(A summary conviction is reserved for the least serious offences in the Criminal Code. In general, it means a fine of up to $2,000 or six months in jail - or both.)



Dangerous Driving causing Bodily Harm

Before: Up to 10 years in prison

Now: Up to 14 years in prison



Dangerous Driving causing Death:

Before: Up to 14 years in prison.

Now: Potential for lifetime imprisonment



Criminal Negligence causing Bodily Harm:

Before: Up to 10 years in prison.

Now: Up to 14 years in prison.



Criminal Negligence causing Death:

Before: Maximum punishment of life in prison

Now: same.



What happens to your license if you get caught? Here's the rundown:

First Street Racing Conviction

Dangerous Driving - No Bodily Harm or Death: 1 to 3 years

Dangerous Driving causing Bodily Harm: 1 to 10 years

Dangerous Driving causing Death: 1 to 10 years

Criminal Negligence causing Bodily Harm: 1 to 10 years

Criminal Negligence causing Death: 1 year to life



Second Street Racing Conviction:

Dangerous Driving - No Bodily Harm or Death: 2 to 5 years

Dangerous Driving causing Bodily Harm: 2 to 10 years

Dangerous Driving causing Death: Lifetime ban

(Applies only if an offender has two convictions where someone was injured or killed as a result of street racing, and at least one of these offences caused a death .)

Criminal Negligence causing Bodily Harm: 2 to 10 years

Criminal Negligence causing Death: Lifetime ban

(Applies only if an offender has two convictions where someone was injured or killed as a result of street racing, and at least one of these offences caused a death .)



All subsequent street racing convictions:

Dangerous Driving - No Bodily Harm or Death: 3 years to life

Dangerous Driving causing Bodily Harm: 3 years to life.

Dangerous Driving causing Death: Lifetime ban

(Applies only if an offender has three or more convictions where someone was injured or killed as a result of street racing, and at least one of these offences caused a death .)

Criminal Negligence causing Bodily Harm: 3 years to life

Criminal Negligence causing Death: Lifetime ban

(Applies only if an offender has three or more convictions where someone was injured or killed as a result of street racing, and at least one of these offenses caused a death .)
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