The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario allows you to accumulate demerit points from speeding tickets, but depending upon the class of drivers licence the ministry may;
- Send a warning letter regarding the demerit point accumulation
- Immediately suspend the drivers licence
- Send the driver notice to appear for a demerit point interview
For Class G1 and G2 licence holders for any speeding ticket with four (4) demerit points there is an immediate thirty (30) day licence suspension, and upon reaching 6 demerit points the G1 or G2 driver will be liable to another thirty (30) day licence suspension.
Subsequent traffic ticket convictions will result in a further six (6) month licence suspension.
Speeding Tickets for Stunt Driving
Speeding tickets for racing or "stunt driving" speeding more than 50km/h have;
- 7 demerit points,
- Possible two (2) licence suspension,
- Fine between two thousand ($2,000) and ten thousand ($10,000) dollars.
- Jail up to six (6) months.
Speeding Tickets for more that 50km/h
Speeding tickets for speeding over 50km/h have 6 demerit points
The prosecutor as well as asking for a fine for the offence can request that the judge impose a thirty (30) day licence suspension.
A conviction for driving more than 50km/h over the speed limit and any licence suspension will dramatically affect insurance rates by thousands of dollars per year, and is considered a major insurance conviction.
|Speeding Ticket Speed||Demerit Points|
|Speeding 0 - 15 kilometers||0 demerit points|
|Speeding 16 - 29 Kilometers over the limit||0 Demerit Points|
|Speeding 16 - 29 Kilometers over the limit||3 Demerit Points|
|Speeding 30 - 49 kilometers over the limit||4 Demerit Points|
|Speeding 50 kilometers over the limit||
6 Demerit Points
Possible 30 Day licence suspension
|Speeding - Stunt Driving||
7 Demerit Points
Possible 2 year licence suspension
Ontario drivers receive demerit points for any traffic ticket that has demerit points from;
- The Province of Ontario
- Any other province in Canada
- New York State
- Michigan State
Demerit points are not applied to the drivers licence until the ticket is paid or the driver is convicted of the offence.
If you are fighting the traffic ticket, demerit points are not applied until after any court date.
Class G Licence holders are contacted by the Ministry of Transportation upon receiving 9 demerit points for an interview regarding their drivers licence convictions.
At a demerit point interview the officer of the Ministry of Transport can suspend your licence or make an order that any further accumulation of demerit points will result in a licence suspension.
At the interview the driver will have to provide reasons to the Ministry why the drivers licence should not be suspended.