Street racing and stunt driving
Street racing and stunt driving can cause crashes resulting in serious injury or death. They also damage public roads and private property.
Street racing is when a driver attempts to:
- Arrive at a destination before another vehicle
- Prevent another vehicle from passing
Stunt driving is when a driver deliberately:
- Loses traction
- Spins their tires
- Drives into oncoming traffic
- Prevents other vehicles from passing
- Drives too close to other vehicles
Definitions of “race” and “stunt” are in the Motor Vehicle Act.
A driver who street races or stunt drives will:
- Have their vehicle impounded
- Receive a fine
They may also be charged with a Criminal Code offence.
A vehicle used in a street race may be forfeited under the Civil Forfeiture Act.
A driver who street races or stunt drives may face other charges, including:
- Dangerous driving
- Driving without due care and attention
- Traffic control violations
- Excessive noise
Dangerous driving is a crime. Drivers face fines and possibly jail if convicted.
A list of offences, fines and penalty points is on ICBC’s website.
High Risk Driving Incident Report
Police may complete a High Risk Driving Incident Report when a driver has been racing or stunt driving. We will review it and may issue a Notice of Prohibition if we decide the driver is a risk to the public.
For more information, see the High-Risk Driving Prohibition Guidelines [PDF, 352KB].