Traffic tickets and speeding tickets can have hidden penalties that the police and courts are not obligated to tell you about, including:
- traffic tickets affect your insurance rates
- traffic tickets for moving violations have demerit points
- some traffic tickets have licence suspensions, especially for class G1 and class G2 drivers.
Traffic tickets have more penalties than just the fine and can affect you for years to come. If you pay the ticket it goes on your driving record and insurance for three (3) years.