Waterloo Regional Police Advise of Changes under Moving Ontarians More Safely Act, 2021

Media Release - MOMS Act


Please be aware, as of September 12, 2021, all roadside driver's licence suspensions for motorists charged with Stunt Driving have increased from seven to 30 days under section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act and Ontario Regulation 455/07.


Waterloo Region, Ontario - The Government of Ontario's new legislation, the Moving Ontarians More Safely Act, 2021 (MOMS Act), will increase penalties for drivers who engage in dangerous behaviours on roadways, including stunt driving. 

Beginning on July 1, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the MOMS Act will take effect and will bring legislative changes to driver's licence suspensions, vehicle impoundments and other penalties. 

Some of the changes include: 

  • Stunt driving charges will apply to motorists who travel 40 km/hr over the posted speed limit on roadways that have a limit under 80 km/hr. 
  • For racing and stunt driving, vehicle impoundments will move from seven to 14 days. 
  • Increased penalties for those convicted of street racing or stunt driving. 

The Waterloo Regional Police Service is committed to targeting the Fatal Four offences: which are, impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving and not wearing a seatbelt. 

Last year, speed was the primary factor in seven fatalities on Waterloo Region roadways. In 2020, Waterloo Regional Police charged 285 drivers with stunt driving.  

Please slow down and obey all rules of the road.

This is Your Community. This is Your Choice. 

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Waterloo Regional Police Service
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519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188

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