The speeding ticket penalties go beyond just a fine, Speeding tickets can have the following additional penalties:
Speeding Ticket Penalties
Penalties the Officer Didn’t Tell You About
The fine is not the only penalty for speeding, make sure you understand what all the penalties are.
- Many times drivers have unknowingly paid the fine, only to receive a licence suspension because of the class of licence and demerit point implications.
- Depending upon the class of drivers licence, even one speeding allegation can affect your ability to drive, insurance rates and employment (for some drivers) for years.
- Novice drivers for example receive a thirty (30) day licence suspension where they are convicted of driving more than 29km/h, even if it’s their first offence.
Fully licensed drivers may find that even one minor offence on their drivers abstract can affect their insurance rates for three (3) years.
*The Police or Court Prosecutor are not obligated to warn drivers about any of the penalties or implications of charges laid by the police.
My 19 year old son received a charge for 31 over, we called OTT who told us of the additional penalties and a thirty day suspension. OTT took care of everything, the charge was dropped and we thankfully avoided the suspension. Many thanks P.Vorvis Scarborough.
Demerit Point Penalties
|0 – 15 km/h over the limit||0 demerit points|
|16 - 29 km/h over the limit||3 demerit points|
|30 – 49 km/h over the limit||4 demerit points
30 Day Licence Suspension for G1 and G2 drivers
100% Insurance increase for novice drivers
|50 km/h over the limit||6 demerit points
30 Day Suspension for G1 and G2 drivers
100% Insurance increase
|Stunt Driving / Racing – 50km/h or more||6 demerit points
Immediate 7 day licence suspension
Immediate 7 day vehicle impound
Up to 2 year licence suspension
Minimum fine $2,000
Maximum fine $10,000
Jail up to 6 months
100% + Insurance increase
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When you call OTT Legal, we can go over your case, explain any of the hidden penalties and how we’ll fight to win your case.
When you call OTT Legal, you will speak to former police officers from the Ontario Provincial Police and experienced paralegals, all licensed by the Law Society of Ontario.
At OTT Legal, we ensure that your charge receives the individual attention it deserves to win your case, including:
- a full review of your case
- obtaining the police officers notes (disclosure), and
- filing any legal motions, and
- appearing for you at trial
How Long is Insurance Affected?
Many drivers don’t realize that any conviction on your driving abstract stays there for three (3) years.
During that time, the conviction on your abstract has the additional penalty of increasing the insurance every year.
Where one charge can put up your rates ten (10) percent, the hidden penalties are therefore, additional insurance costs of at least one hundred (100) dollars per year if not more.
Should the driver receive any other conviction within that three (3) year period, the effect will be compounded and many insurance companies will increase the insurance dramatically.
A speeding ticket in Ontario will remain on your driving record for 3 years from the date you paid or were found guilty in court.
As such, it will affect your insurance premiums for those three years. If you do get more driving tickets during that timeframe, the effect will be even more significant. Tickets hurt your ability to access cheap auto insurance in Ontario. If you want to see your driver’s record, you can order one online.
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Speeding penalties and the hidden penalties for speeding that the court and police are not obligated to tell you about.