Police Charge Kitchener Man in Fatal Collision On Shantz Hill Cambridge
Waterloo Regional Police Investigation Fatal Collision on Shantz Hill Road in Cambridge
Waterloo Region, Ontario- On January 15, 2022, Waterloo Regional Police charged a male driver in connection to a fatal collision that occurred in Cambridge on October 21, 2021.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, investigators determined that two vehicles were involved in this incident. Both vehicles were travelling on Shantz Hill Road near Preston Parkway at the time of the collision.
The driver of the second vehicle, a 26-year-old Kitchener male, has been charged with dangerous operation - causing death and stunt driving.
The male is scheduled to appear in court on March 4, 2022.
What Is Considered Stunt Driving?
Stunt driving is the act of excessive speeding, street racing, contests and engaging in dangerous driving practices in a motor vehicle on an Ontario road or highway. It is driving that is careless and it puts others at risk. It has severe penalties, even for a first offence.
It is important to know that it is not only speeding that counts as stunt driving. Drivers add illegal or upgraded car modifications to increase performance with suspensions, style enhancements, or high-performance motors.
According to Section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act in Ontario :
“No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway in a race or contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager.”
Here are the many different driving actions that fall within the stunt driving category :
- 50 km/h or more over the speed limit where the limit is above 80 km/h.
- 40 km/h or more over the speed limit where the limit is 80 km/h or less.
- Driving at a speed of 150 km/h or more.
- Tire squealing, burnouts, or driving with the intention to cause some or all tires to lose traction.
- Cutting off another driver intentionally or driving too closely.
- Doing doughnuts, drifting, or driving a vehicle with the intention to spin.
- Not allowing other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians to pass, change directions, or have the right of way.
- Driving your vehicle while not in the driver’s seat (known as ghost riding the whip).
- Driving with a person in the trunk of your vehicle or an extra seat.
- Driving without regard for road conditions and driving circumstances.
- Popping wheelies or driving with the intention to lift some or all your tires from the surface.
- Careless driving without reasonable concern or attention for others or endangering others.