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Speeding Ticket Demerit Points

Demerit Points for Speeding Tickets

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  • Traffic Tickets with the associated Demerit Points impact on insurance rates.
  • The Ministry of Transportation penalizes drivers who accumulate too many demerit points by removing their driving privileges, and right to drive.

Probationary drivers

  • One 4 point speeding ticket means a 30 day licence suspension.
  • Probationary drivers are not allowed to accumulate 6 demerit points.

Fully licensed drivers

  • may accumulate 15 demerit points, but
  • upon reaching 9 demerit points the Ministry of Transportation will require the driver to attend for a interview to see why the driver’s licence should not be suspended.
  • at 15 demerit points the driver receives a 30 day licence suspension.

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Demerit Points by Speeding Range

SPEEDING RANGE

Demerit Points

0 – 15 kilometers
  • 0 demerit points
16 – 29 kilometers over the limit
  • 3 demerit points
30 – 49 kilometers over the limit
  • 4 demerit points
  • 30 Day Suspension for G1 and G2 drivers
  • 100% Insurance increase
50 kilometres over the limit
  • 6 demerit points
  • 30 Day Suspension for G1 and G2 drivers
  • 100% Insurance increase
Stunt Driving – Racing – Speeding 50km/h or more
  • 6 demerit points
  • Immediate 7 day license suspension
  • Immediate 7 day vehicle impound
  • One year license suspension
  • Minimum fine $2,000
  • Maximum fine $10,000
  • Jail up to 6 months
  • 100% Insurance increase

Complete List of Demerit Points

DESCRIPTION OF OFFENCE Demerit POINTS
Failing to remain at scene of accident 7
Careless driving 6
Racing 7
Stunt Driving – Exceeding speed limit by 50 km/h or more 7
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 Passing 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
Seatbelt offences 2
Pedestrian crossover 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
Prohibited turns 2
Towing of persons on toboggans, bicycles, skis, etc prohibited 2
Failing to obey signs prescribed by regulation under section 182 (1) 2

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