Dangerous Driving

The offence of dangerous driving pertains to acts of driving that are a marked departure from a reasonably prudent driver. A finding of guilt for dangerous driving may result in a driving prohibition for a duration of time. Furthermore, a finding of guilt by the criminal courts will cause the Ministry of Transportation (which is the separate provincial governing body that regulates one’s privilege to drive) to automatically suspend the driver’s license for one year in a first offence situation.

Similarly, a criminal conviction for dangerous driving may allow a party, who is seeking compensation against you in a civil court, to use this conviction against you to bolster their claim in a subsequent civil proceeding.

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