Careless Driving vs Dangerous Driving

The key difference between the two is the degree of severity in terms of conduct and penalties.


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Careless Driving Consequences

  1. Defined under the Highway Traffic Act.
  2. Involves driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users.
  3. Fines for careless driving range from $400 to $2,000.
  4. Conviction results in six demerit points added to the driver’s record.
  5. License suspension is possible, with suspension periods lasting up to two years.
  6. In extreme cases, imprisonment for up to six months may occur.
  7. Can lead to increased insurance premiums.

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Dangerous Driving Consequences

  1. Involves operating a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers the lives or safety of others on the road, demonstrating a willful disregard for the well-being of other road users.
  2. Fines for dangerous driving are determined by the judge and can vary widely, with no specific minimum or maximum amounts outlined in the Criminal Code.
  3. Conviction does not result in demerit points, as it is a criminal offence.
  4. License suspension of at least one year may occur upon conviction.
  5. Imprisonment is possible, ranging from up to two years for a first-time offence, up to 10 years if bodily harm is caused, and up to 14 years if the offence results in death.
  6. Can lead to a criminal record, impacting employment opportunities and insurance premiums.

Dangerous Driving

In Ontario, dangerous driving is a criminal offence with potentially severe consequences. Fines vary widely and are determined by the judge based on the offence’s severity and the driver’s record. Convicted individuals may face up to two years of imprisonment for a first-time offence, 10 years if causing bodily harm, and 14 years if causing death. Additionally, a minimum one-year driver’s license suspension is imposed, which can be extended depending on the circumstances. It is crucial for those charged with dangerous driving to contact a POINTTS™ Traffic Ticket Specialist to understand their rights and navigate the legal process.

Careless Driving

In Ontario, careless driving is an offence under the Highway Traffic Act, and those convicted can face significant fines and penalties. Fines for careless driving range from $400 to $2,000, depending on the circumstances and the driver’s history. Additionally, a careless driving conviction results in six demerit points being added to the driver’s record. License suspension is also a possibility, with suspension periods lasting up to two years. In extreme cases, the convicted individual may face imprisonment for up to six months. Careless driving convictions can also lead to increased insurance premiums, making it vital for those charged to seek legal advice and explore their defense options.


At POINTTS™, we exclusively represent drivers who have been charged with traffic offences and are experts in this area of law.

With POINTTS™ on your side, we can stand in for you in court and typically eliminate the need for you to attend in person.

At POINTTS™, we are committed to providing top-tier legal representation that protects your license and saves you money on insurance, so you can get back on the road with peace of mind.

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You receive a traffic ticket or summons from a police officer.  Call POINTTS™ to Request a Free Phone Consultation.

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Take a clear image of the traffic ticket and your driver's license.
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Complete the Free Quote Request Form. A POINTTS™ Traffic Ticket Specialist will review your ticket(s) and/or summons.


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