On Monday I was stopped going 159km/h in a 100km/h zone. There's really not a story that I can tell here, except for the fact, that I truly messed up.
The OPP officer was quite nice, he got me in the back of his cruiser and we talked about what I did. I explained that there obviously was no reason for me to be going this fast. It was late, I was thinking about other things and not really paying attention. None of this obviously justifies what I did. He was great, he listened to me and said that when it comes down to it, he will support me in saying that this was a mistake on my part and that I am truly remorseful of what I did.
My car was towed (thankfully we both got a drive home) and my wife and I will be picking it up on Monday. I will also be paying the fee to reinstate my license that day as well. The court day is not for another month. I am just curious on what I can expect. I've read over many posts to gather a general idea, however, not a lot of them touch on stunt driving with a G2. I've never had any other offenses on my driving record.
From what I understand (also using various stunt driving charge calculators), If I do indeed receive the stunt driving charge, my license should be suspended for 30 days (as it is a G2 license), my insurance will skyrocket and I will most likely need to seek out a high risk insurance and I should receive a 2500$ fine (obviously all of these repercussions can be significantly higher).
Does anyone believe that I may receive a plea deal for speeding 49 and under, instead of the stunt driving ? What should I focus on or what can I try for? If I do indeed get a time to speak during court, I want to be open and honest. Its a royal screw up on my part and this has been eating away at me.
Thanks for reading!
Whether you are convicted with Stunt Driving or 49km over, you will ultimately have to serve a mandatory 30 day suspension.
Under Novice Driver Escalating Sanctions, any conviction resulting in 4 or more demerit points is a 30 day suspension for the first occurrence. Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/hour will result in 4 points.
If you ignore the temporary shock of not driving for 30 days, you'd be way better off long term with a 49km conviction. Don't let that dissuade you from accepting any 49km deal if it's on the table.
Whether or not that offer will be made available to you, who knows. Several factors come into play. Speed is usually one of those factors. Once you start going 60km+, that deal will start to slip away. Your issue is likely going to be the G2. As far as they're concerned, you're still under driving probation of sorts and you don't leave them with much choice.
Thanks for the reply! I've already come to terms that my license will be suspended for a month.
With my license being a G2 and that particular fact making it harder on me, well, makes total sense.
I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Ill make sure to post a follow up on Dec 15th (court date), so that it may help someone in the future!
A question I forgot to ask.
With my license being taken away regardless on December 15th (for the 30 days, due to the license being a G2 class), if I were to pay for reinstatement this Monday, would I have to pay again, once the 30 days of suspension are done? If that is the case, does it make more sense to not reinstate until the 30 days suspension is complete?
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