Demerit Points

The Ontario Demerit Point System

Demerit Points | Your Licence and Insurance

The Province of Ontario has fifteen (15) different types of drivers licences. Each class of licence can have different rules regarding demerit points.

Depending upon the class, the Ministry of Transportation can suspend a drivers licence for thirty (30) days to six (6) months for the accumulation of convictions from traffic tickets.


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Privacy Policy for Demerit We recognize the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information in regards to your information and we have an obligation to use reasonable efforts to keep all  information we receive confidential. We are committed to protecting any personal information we hold. This Privacy Policy outlines how we manage your personal information and safeguard your privacy in regards to your traffic ticket. If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy, please contact us, using the contact information at the end of this policy. Whenever you provide us with personal information, you will be referred to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with our Policy, please contact us at the address given at the end of this Policy, we would be pleased to address your concerns. Your Privacy Rights From January 1, 2004, all businesses engaged in commercial activities in Ontario must comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the “Act”) and the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, which it incorporates.  The Act gives you rights concerning the privacy of your personal information.   What personal information do we collect? We do [...]

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Traffic Tickets

Traffic Ticket Demerit PointsMost drivers can save their demerits by applying for a court date and fighting the ticket. Fighting Your Ticket to Save Your Demerit Points Most moving violations including speeding tickets have demerit points in Ontario. When drivers receive a traffic ticket the reasons for fighting the ticket are two fold: save or reduce the demerit points on the traffic ticket keep the conviction way from the insurance company When you fight a traffic ticket you're looking to save money, keep insurance low and save demerit points. Traffic Ticket Penalties Drivers need to fight their traffic tickets to: save or reduce the demerit points, keep the ticket off the driving record, to avoid or reduce any insurance increases. Many traffic tickets have hidden penalties other than demerit points, including licence suspensions and increased insurance premiums. Any accumulation of traffic tickets on a driving record will dramatically affect the drivers insurance. Convictions for all traffic tickets are kept on the driving record for 3 years. You Received a Traffic Ticket - Now What The first thing to do is learn and educate yourself: how is the ticket going to affect you how will your insurance be affected is this [...]

Demerit Point Suspensions

Licence SuspensionsAccumulating demerit points from traffic tickets can result in a licence suspension. Suspensions vs Licence Class Demerit Point Suspensions affect insurance and drivers need to avoid them. Difference classes of drivers licences have suspensions at different point accumulations. Class G1 or Class G2 licences one ticket with 4 or more demerits G1 or G2 licences accumulation of 6 or more demerits G licences accumulation of 9 or more demerits results in a demerit point interview and possible suspension G licences accumulation of 15 points Many licence suspensions can be avoided by fighting the ticket. When traffic tickets are fought if the ticket cannot be dismissed completely, normally the demerit points can be dropped or reduced. Interviews Class G drivers who accumulate 9 demerit points maybe required to attend for a driving review interview from the Ministry of Transportation. At the interview the Ministry of Transportation officer will want to discuss your driver abstract history and any convictions for traffic or speeding tickets. The officers concern is a continued pattern of bad driving, and to ensure that the driver takes corrective action in their driving. The Ministry officer will want to impress upon the driver that driving in Ontario is [...]

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Demerit Point Law

Demerit Point LawOntario Regulation 339/94 - Demerit Point System Ontario Regulation 339/94 - The Regulations for Demerit Points 1. (1) In this Regulation, “accumulated demerit points” means the total demerit points in a person’s record acquired as a result of offences committed within any period of two years, less any points deducted for that period under this Regulation. (2) A reference in this Regulation to a class of driver’s licence is a reference to the class of licence as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 340/94. (3) A reference in this Regulation to “fully licensed driver”, “level 1 exit test”, “level 2 exit test”, “novice driver” and “valid driver’s licence” is a reference to those expressions as defined in Ontario Regulation 340/94. (4) A reference in this Regulation to the surrender of a licence does not include the surrender of a licence card that has been marked by the Ministry as valid only to show the driver’s photograph. (5) The short descriptions in Column 3 of the Table to this Regulation indicate, for convenience of reference only, the general nature of the offences under the provisions in Column 1 of the Table and shall not be construed to limit the offences for which [...]

Out of Province Tickets

Out of Province Traffic TicketsSome traffic tickets from other provinces and the United States can go on your licence under reciprocal agreements. Out of Province Traffic Tickets Drivers who receive out of province traffic tickets receive any associated demerit points on their Ontario drivers licence. Out of provinces convictions are considered to be any traffic ticket from: any other province in Canada New York State Michigan State Where a driver receives an out of province conviction, the transportation agency will notify the Ontario Ministry of Transport. The Ontario Ministry of Transport will then register that conviction on the driving record. Any demerit points will be added for the offence. The points and conviction will be treated like any other conviction but will be registered on the licence as an "Out of Province Conviction" Traffic tickets are applied to Ontario traffic tickets under reciprocal agreements. When Demerit Points Appear on the Licence Demerit points are added to the driver's licence only after the driver has been convicted of the traffic ticket, or the driver pays the ticket. Drivers can reduce the amount of time demerits are on the driving record by applying for a trial date. The demerit points do not [...]


About Demerit PointsThe goal of the demerit point system is to penalize and suspend the licences of drivers, who continually violate the rules of the road. How Demerit Points Work Demerit points are accumulated, you don’t “lose” demerit points on your driving record. Drivers start with zero (0) points and gain points for paying or being convicted of moving violation traffic tickets and laws. Where a driver accumulates too many demerit points versus their class of licence the Ministry of Transport (MTO) will suspend the drivers licence. You can also get demerit points on your Ontario’s driver’s licence when you violate driving laws in: other Canadian provinces and territories the State of New York the State of Michigan Any demerit points that a driver accumulates stays on the driving record for two (2) years from the date the traffic ticket was received. Read more about out of province traffic tickets >>> Demerit Point Penalties The consequences for gaining demerit points depend your class of drivers licence. As a driver with a full or class G licence, if you have: 2 to 8 points: you will be sent a warning letter 9 to 14 points: your licence could be suspended. you [...]

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