Class G drivers license holders can accumulate demerit points for moving violations under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.
Drivers accumulate demerit points, demerit points are added to the driver's licence only after the driver has been convicted a traffic ticket, or the driver pays the ticket.
The demerit points are added to the drivers licence only after a conviction is registered by the court.
Demerit points are kept on the driving record or driving abstract for two (2) years from the date the driver received the ticket, but the demerit points only go on the driving record upon conviction or payment.
The conviction or sometimes called a "line on your abstract" for the traffic ticket goes on the driving record for 3 years from the court date, or 3 years from the date the ticket was paid.
Class G drivers licence holders are allowed to accumulated a total of 15 demerit points.
Upon the accumulation of nine (9) demerit points the Ontario Ministry of Transportation will notify the driver to attend at their offices for a driver licence interview.
The driver must attend the interview or the Ministry of Transportation will suspended the drivers license until the interview has taken place.
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.