Car Surfing and Street Racing: Did You Know?

Even though car surfing and street racing are prohibited and dangerous activities, some people still take the risk of facing stiff penalties and putting lives in danger.

A few statistics

Car surfing

In 2013, there were 55 criminal convictions related to car surfing in Québec.

Street racing

Offences for street racing decreased between 2008 and 2013, from 384 to 102 per year.

What is "car surfing"?

  • It means keeping your balance on a vehicle, in the box of a pick-up truck or in a trailer, or being pulled by a vehicle while riding on:
  • a skateboard
  • a bike
  • a couch
  • a carpet
  • etc.

Stiff penalties for everyone who participates in car surfing or street racing

Whether you are the driver, a passenger, the car surfer or the person lending their vehicle to someone who participates in such activities, the same penalties apply to everyone.

In addition to putting lives in danger, car surfing is an offence with costly consequences. See What the Law Says.

Last update: August 11, 2016