Carnie's Comments


By definition it means "engaging in dangerous driving practices". They call it "stunting".

SGI has announced that as of May 1st, If you get caught stunting, street racing or exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 km/h or double the posted speed limit, your vehicle will be impounded for 30 days AND you'll get your driver's license suspended for a week.

The fines are stiff too. Tickets for stunting and street racing are $580 and those fines increase for 2nd and 3rd offences within a one year period.

And, there's more. Drivers get demerits against their licenses and the registered owner of an impounded vehicle will have to pay for the towing and storage and then, at the end of the suspension they'll have to get licenses re-issued for a fee.

I think it's likely that most of us agree with the new penalties. Stunting, racing and driving at excessive speeds puts us all in danger.

However, I do feel for the people with the hot, fast cars who like to do a little burnout once in a while. That falls into the stunting category.

Brake torques, smoke shows, Rockford turns...they're all unacceptable now.

So, if you have one of those hot cars, when the neighbourhood kids ask you to "light 'em up" this summer, you'll just have to smile and wave. Those kids ain't gonna pay your fine.