Speeding Ticket Demerit Points
Demerit Points for Speeding Tickets
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Traffic Tickets with the associated Demerit Points have a direct impact on insurance rates.
Demerit points are regulated by the under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act regulation 339/94.
By issuing demerit points for traffic tickets the Ontario Ministry of Transportation penalizes drivers who accumulate too many demerit points by removing their driving privileges, and right to drive.
Probationary drivers in Ontario, if they receive one 4 point speeding ticket their driver’s licence will be suspended for 30 days. Probationary drivers are not allowed to accumulate six demerit points.
Fully licensed drivers may accumulate fifteen demerit points, but upon reaching nine demerit points the Ministry of Transportation will require the driver to attend their offices for a interview to see why the driver’s licence should not be suspended.
If the driver reaches fifteen demerit points the Ministry of transportation will suspend the driver’s licence for thirty days, and six months for any subsequent accumulations 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 demerit points”. Demerit Points stay on your driving abstract for two (2) years from the date the driver received the traffic ticket.
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Demerit Points by Speeding Range
|SPEEDING RANGE||Demerit Points|
|0 – 15 kilometers||
|16 – 29 kilometers over the limit||
|30 – 49 kilometers over the limit||
|50 kilometres over the limit||
|Stunt Driving – Racing – Speeding 50km/h or more||
Complete List of 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||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 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|