Stunting Ticket, Alberta Definition
According to the Alberta Traffic Safety Act, you can get a stunting ticket when you “perform or engage in any stunt or other activity on a roadway that is likely to distract, startle, or interfere with other users of the roadway”. There are two kinds of stunting ticket in Alberta and both of them carry a whopping fine of $543.00. Which version you get (...and how nasty it is) is determined by how the officer chooses to interpret what they saw you do..
Stunting Ticket as a Passenger
The first type of stunting ticket refers to all the things you can do in a vehicle which are not necessarily a result of driving that vehicle, so they're most often given to passengers. If you like to hang out the window, flip the bird, scream at or moon other drivers, make the most of it because you’re liable for a stunting ticket! You’ll be donating that big money fine to the Province of Alberta but nothing gets reported to your driving record.
The Stunt Driving Ticket in Alberta
As a driver, if you do ANYTHING with your vehicle that MIGHT distract any other user on the road, you’re liable for that nastier version of a stunting ticket. Say hello to 3 demerits, the lovely $543.00 fine… and a pretty serious insurance premium increase waiting for you later. So when you're caught doing those donuts or brake stands, know that you'll be paying for more than just tires!
Look down the page a bit to find out more about the ways you can receive a stunting ticket in Alberta. Some of them are pretty surprising.
How We Fight Your Stunting Ticket
At the heart of every resolution meeting we have with prosecutors about a stunting ticket is whether the officer’s application of the charge is appropriate for the circumstances. Quite often we find the officer has used the wrong version of the charge and we can negotiate a resolution that keeps the stunting ticket from showing on your driving record. Prosecutors are often open to a fine reduction as well, but not every time. We'll certainly try.