Out of Province Convictions
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 a traffic ticket in New York or Michigan state or any province of Canada, the transportation agency will notify the Ontario Ministry of Transport of the conviction.
The Ontario Ministry of Transport will then register that conviction on the driving record, with any demerit points that would have been applied had the offence occurred in Ontario.
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 go on the driver record until the court date, which maybe three (3) to twelve (12) months from the offence date, depending upon 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.