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Posted on October 27th, 2016 at 04:28 pm
Did you just get a speeding ticket? After parking tickets, the most common ticket under the Highway Traffic Act is a speeding ticket. A speeding ticket comes with a fine that depends on how fast you were driving over the speed limit. A speeding ticket can also come with demerit points and a big increase in your insurance premiums.
Driving is a privilege and not a right. In Ontario, you can have your driver's licence suspended if you accumulate too many demerit points. The demerit point system (click here) is explained in detail on this Ministry Of Transportation website page. New drivers with a G1 or G2 licence are monitored more closely than experienced drivers with a full licence.
"If you have been convicted of a driving offence in another Canadian
province, the State of New York or Michigan, demerit points will be
added to your driving record just as if the offence happened in Ontario." (A quote from the Ministry demerit point system website.)
The only speeding ticket that does not have demerit points is a ticket for less than 15 km/hr over the limit. You may choose to simply pay it and move on. A speeding ticket for 16-29 km/hr over the limit has 3 demerit points. A speeding ticket for 30-49 km/hr over the limit has 4 demerit points. 50+ km/hr results in 6 demerit points. The full list of demerit points for these and all other offences is on the Ministry link above. Avoiding or reducing demerit points for a ticket exceeding the speed limit by 16-29 or 30-49 km/hr or 50+ km/hr is a good reason to hire a paralegal.
A traffic ticket, for more than a minor violation, will come with demerit points and can seriously impact the cost of your car insurance.
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