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.
Adam Fast started working for Spruce Tribune in 2017. Adam grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. Adam has been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.