June 16, 2006
Bill C-19 proposes new Criminal Code offence for street racing.
On June 15th the federal government introduced Bill C-19, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (street racing) and to make consequential amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. The new legislation is aimed at providing harsh penalties for a number of driving-related offences including specific recognition of street racing as a separate Criminal Code offence and a factor that may be considered in assessing penalties for existing offences.
If the legislation is passed through Parliament in its present form, convicted street racers could get lengthy prison sentences and lifetime driving bans. The First Reading text of the bill is available on the Justice Department website.
Click HERE for an overview of the proposed penalties.
Posted by BCCLB at June 16, 2006 03:27 AM