Dangerous driving: new penalties in force

People charged with dangerous driving in Ontario will now face potentially higher penalties.

It’s Saturday that the new rules come into effect. The range of potential penalties now includes jail time.

In a news release, the provincial government explained the new sentences:

Drivers convicted of reckless driving causing bodily harm or death will be liable to:

– fines from $ 2,000 to $ 50,000; 
– six demerit points; 
– a driver’s license suspension of up to five years; 
– up to two years imprisonment.

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