Ontario to stiffen penalties for dangerous driving and endangering pedestrians

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By CBC News Ottawa, August 31, 2018

The Ontario government is introducing a new charge for careless driving and will stiffen penalties for existing dangerous driving charges starting next month.

Drivers convicted under the new charge — careless driving causing bodily harm or death — will face a list of consequences, including a fine ranging from $2,000 to $5,000, six demerit points on their driver's licence, an automatic license suspension of up to five years and up to two years in jail.