Ontario Demerit Point System
Save your demerit points by calling OTT Legal. Our licenced paralegals and former police officers are there to help, offer advice, and save your demerit points.
Traffic tickets and the associated demerit points have a direct impact on insurance rates.
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation penalizes drivers who accumulate too many demerit points by removing their driving privileges and suspending their driver’s licence.
Call OTT Legal now at 1-888-668-8946 to save your demerit points and keep your insurance low.
Demerit Points – G1 or G2 Probationary Drivers
Probationary driver are suspended for;
- Any four (4) point traffic ticket for thirty (30) days.
- Accumulating six demerit points.
Any licence suspension will dramatically affect insurance rates for probationary drivers.
Demerit Points for Class G Licence Holders
Fully licensed drivers may accumulate fifteen demerit points, but upon reaching nine (9) demerit points the Ministry of Transportation will require an interview to discuss whether the licence should be suspended.
If a class G driver reaches fifteen (15) demerit points the Ministry of Transportation will suspend the driver’s licence for thirty (30) days, and six (6) months for any subsequent accumulation of demerit points.
It is a common misconception that drivers “lose” demerit points due to convictions for traffic offences. In fact, a driver begins with zero demerit points and “accumulates points”.
For more information on how we can win your case and save your demerit points, call us today.
Ontario Demerit Points
|DESCRIPTION OF OFFENCE||Demerit Points|
|Failing to remain at scene of accident||7|
|Stunt Driving – Exceeding speed limit by 50 km/h or more||6|
|Speeding: Exceeding speed limit by 50 km/h or more||6|
|Speeding: Exceeding speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h||4|
|Speeding: Exceeding speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h||3|
|Drive in prohibited lane||3|
|Driving through, around or under railway crossing barrier||3|
|Failing to yield right of way||3|
|Failing to obey a stop sign, signal light or railway crossing signal||3|
|Failing to obey directions of police constable||3|
|Driving or operating a vehicle on a closed highway||3|
|Failing to report an accident||3|
|Improper driving where highway divided into lanes||3|
|Failing to stop for school bus||6|
|Following too closely||4|
|Crowding drivers seat||3|
|Drive wrong way – divided highway||3|
|Cross divided highway – no proper crossing provided||3|
|Wrong way in one way street or highway||3|
|Backing on Highway||2|
|Failure to share road||2|
|Improper right turn||2|
|Improper left turn||2|
|Failing to Signal||2|
|Unnecessary slow driving||2|
|Failing to lower headlamp beam||2|
|Improper opening of vehicle door||2|
|Towing of persons on toboggans, bicycles, skis, etc prohibited||2|
|Failing to obey signs prescribed by regulation under section 182 (1)||2|
Demerit Points by Speeding Range
|0 – 15 kilometers||
|16 – 29 kilometers over the limit||
|30 – 49 kilometers over the limit||
|50 kilometers over the limit||
|Stunt Driving – Racing – Speeding 50km/h or more||
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