Follow Too Close

4 demerit points & a fine of up to $500

POINTTS™ licensed paralegals will help you avoid fines, demerit points, increase in insurance and/or licence suspension.

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Following Too Closely

Demerit Points

4 Points


Up to $500 plus court costs.

Follow Too Close

  • Following too closely violates s. 158 of the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Drivers must maintain a safe distance considering speed and road conditions.
  • Penalties: 4 demerit points and fines up to $500.

Commercial Motor Vehicles

  • Commercial vehicles traveling at speeds exceeding 60 kilometers per hour must maintain a distance of at least 60 meters from other vehicles, as per the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Exceptions are made for commercial vehicles overtaking and passing other vehicles.


  • Fines range from $110 to $500.
  • Four demerit points are assigned.
  • G1, G2, M1, and M2 drivers face a 30-day license suspension.
  • A conviction remains on the driving record for 3 years and may impact insurance rates.

Our Mission: To facilitate access to justice by providing affordable and competent legal services. 

Enforcement Guidelines

  • Police commonly use the rule of thumb that for every 10km/h in speed, a driver should maintain at least one car length distance.
  • For example, when traveling at 60km/h, a driver is expected to be approximately six car lengths behind the vehicle in front.
  • Tailgating on highways is a prevalent reason for issuing a “Following Too Closely” charge.

Involvement in Accidents

  • Drivers involved in rear-end accidents are often charged with “Following Too Closely.”
  • To prove this charge in court, a witness must testify that the following vehicle was too close over a significant distance leading up to the accident.
  • However, in many rear-end accidents, the leading vehicle suddenly stops, making it challenging for the following vehicle to avoid collision.


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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POINTTS™ has been providing affordable access to justice since 1984.
Serving all courts in Ontario.

Our Process


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

Text Your Ticket

Take a clear image of the traffic ticket and your driver's license.
Text it to (289) 272-9295

Free Consultation

Complete the Free Quote Request Form. A POINTTS™ Traffic Ticket Specialist will review your ticket(s) and/or summons.


We provide you with clear, competent, and affordable representation in court. Beside you, supporting you every step of the way.

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For almost four decades, POINTTS™ (Provincial Offences Information and Traffic Ticket Service) has been committed to providing quality legal representation to over a million satisfied clients.

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