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Speeding Ticket Ontario
How to Fight a Speeding Ticket in Ontario
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Penalties for Novice Drivers
As a new driver, if you have:
- Speeding 0-15km/h
- no demerit points
- insurance increase of fifty (50) percent or more
- Speeding 16km/h to 29km/h
- three (3) demerit points
- insurance increase of fifty (50) percent or more
- Speeding more than 30km/h
- 4 demerit points
- 30 day licence suspension
- 100% insurance increase
- Speeding more than 50km/h
- 6 demerit points
- vehicle seizure for 7 days
- immediate licence suspension for 7 days
- mandatory court appearance
- possible 2 year licence suspension
- possible jail up to 6 months
- fine up to 10,000 dollars
Who sets the fines for Speeding?
Although the Highway Traffic Act states different amounts, police officers are required to issue traffic tickets with the proper fines, set by the Chief Justice of Ontario.
1-19km/h over the speed limit is a $2.50/km speeding fine
20-29km/h over the speed limit is a $3.75/km speeding fine
30-49km/h over the speed limit is a $6.00/km speeding fine
50+ km/h over the speed limit comes with a court decided fine.
Total payable includes set fine, applicable victim fine surcharge and costs.
The following errors are not fatal and won’t get your traffic ticket thrown out:
- misspelled name, incorrect address,
- wrong driver’s licence number
- incorrect location
- incorrect date or time
- wrong licence plate
- wrong vehicle colour or description
Penalties for Demerit Points
Demerit points stay on your record for two years from the offence date. If you collect enough points, you can lose your driver’s licence.
When your licence is suspended, you will get a letter from the Ministry of Transportation. It will tell you the date your suspension takes effect and that you need to surrender your licence.
If you do not surrender your licence, you can lose your licence for up to two years.
If you are a novice driver and have committed an offence resulting in demerit points, you may also receive a licence suspension or cancellation under Ontario's escalating penalties program.
7 Demerit Points:
- failing to remain at the scene of a collision
- failing to stop when signaled or asked by a police officer
6 Demerit Points:
- careless driving
- exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/hour or more
- failing to stop for a school bus
5 Demerit Points:
- failing to stop at an unprotected railway crossing (for bus drivers only)
4 Demerit Points:
- exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/hour
- following too closely
3 Demerit Points:
- driving while holding or using a hand-held wireless communications or entertainment device
- driving while viewing a display screen unrelated to the driving task
- exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/hour
- driving through, around or under a railway crossing barrier
- driving the wrong way on a divided road
- driving or operating a vehicle on a closed road
- failing to yield the right-of-way
- failing to obey a stop sign, traffic control stop/slow sign, traffic light or railway crossing signal
- failing to obey the directions of a police officer
- failing to report a collision to a police officer
- failing to slow and carefully pass a stopped emergency vehicle or a tow truck with its amber lights flashing
- failing to move, where possible, into another lane when passing a stopped emergency vehicle or a tow truck with its amber lights flashing
- improper passing
- improper driving when road is divided into lanes
- improper use of a high occupancy vehicle lane
- going the wrong way on a one-way road
- crossing a divided road where no proper crossing is provided
- crowding the driver's seat
2 Demerit Points:
- improper right turn
- improper left turn
- improper opening of a vehicle door
- prohibited turns
- towing people on toboggans, bicycles, skis
- unnecessary slow driving
- backing on highway
- failing to lower headlamp beams
- failing to obey signs
- failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing
- failing to share the road
- failing to signal
- driver failing to wear a seat belt
- driver failing to ensure infant/child passenger is properly secured in an appropriate child restraint system or booster seat
- driver failing to ensure that a passenger less than 23 kg is properly secured
- driver failing to ensure that a passenger under 16 years is wearing a seat belt
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Why Fight Your Traffic Ticket?
Traffic Tickets - Speeding, Careless Driving, Disobeying a Stop Sign, Fail to Move, Fail to Remain at an Accident - can result in License Suspension. Paying a fine and pleading guilty to a traffic ticket can have many more consequences than a hefty fine amount. Most traffic tickets have demerit points and as little as one conviction can increase your insurance rates.
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Speeding Costs You Demerit Points
The number of points you get will depend upon the offence. When it comes to speeding, you will receive:
♦ Three demerit points if you exceed the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
♦ Four demerit points if you go over the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
♦ Six demerit points if you’re convicted of racing or exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more
Get additional information on Demerit Points.
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