Defence appeal from dangerous driving conviction. Issue as to whether the actus reus of dangerous driving requires that the lives or safety of people actually be endangered.
Held: Appeal dismissed.
“As for the Appellant’s specific argument that the actus reus that constitutes dangerous driving cannot be found where a road is little traveled and no one else is actually endangered, this argument was completely answered by our Court of Appeal in R. v. Edlund  AJ No 162. In that case, the Court dealt with this very point, reversing a trial judge who acquitted a speeding driver who had been drinking and was being chased by a police vehicle, because there was very little traffic.”
N. Whitling, Defence Counsel