Law cracks down on racing
The Moving Ontario More Safety Act, also known as the MOMS Act, is in effect as of July 1 bringing in stricter penalties for stunt driving.
The changes include an increase in the seven-day vehicle impoundment period to 14 days and the introduction of a lower speed threshold for street racing on municipal roads. On roads with a posted speed limit of less than 80 km/h, drivers now caught traveling 40 km/h over the speed limit face racing/stunt driving charges, as opposed to 50 km/h over previously.
Dufferin OPP said it supports any legislation that makes roads safer and would like to remind motorists that racing, stunt driving, speeding, following too closely, unsafe lane changes and road rage are all forms of aggressive driving that place drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians at risk.
Police say aggressive driving is dangerous and is a leading causal factor in fatal motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads and the OPP targets speeders, racers, stunt drivers and other aggressive drivers through robust enforcement and public education.