Recently we have been receiving an increased number of complaints about speeding on area roads, specifically in 50 kilometre per hour (kph) zones.
All motorists, unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in Sault Ste. Marie is 50 kph. On July 1, 2021 Stunt Driving regulations under the Highway Traffic Act changed. Stunt Driving now includes driving 40 kilometres per hour (kph) over any posted limit below 80 kph. In addition, driving 50 kph over any posted limit above 80kph is stunt driving.
First time convictions may now include;
- Minimum fine of $2,000 (maximum $10,000);
- Jail term of up to six months;
- Six demerit points;
- Driver’s licence suspension of at least one year and up to three years; and
- Mandatory driver education training.
If you are charged for stunt driving your vehicle will immediately be impounded for 14 days. The average fee to have your vehicle towed and impounded for 14 days is $1,400.
Officers are on patrol daily using both moving and stationary radar to monitor traffic safety in Sault Ste. Marie and Prince Township. Obeying speed limits, traffic laws and driving according to road conditions are all ways to keep motorists, cyclists and pedestrians safer on area roadways.
In Ontario, driving is a privilege, not a right. Violating the Highway Traffic Act may result in you losing that privilege.