Demerit Points for Speeding
Any speeding ticket for more than fifteen (15) kilometers per hour has demerit points.
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario allows you to accumulate demerit points for speeding tickets, but depending upon the class of drivers licence the ministry may;
- Immediately suspend the drivers licence,
- Send a warning letter regarding the point accumulation, or
- Send the driver notice to appear for a interview.
Demerit Points for Speeding Tickets
- Speeding 0-15km/h – No Points
- Speeding 16-29km/h – three (3) points
- Speeding 30-49km/h – four (4) points
- Speeding 50km/h or more – six (6) points
Drivers charged with speeding for more that 50km/h are also liable to a thirty (30) day suspension or to be charged under the stunt driving laws.
- any speeding ticket with four (4) points, has an
- immediate thirty (30) day licence suspension
- upon conviction or if the driver pays the ticket
Upon reaching six (6) points G1 or G2 drivers will be suspended for thirty (30) days.
The police, traffic courts nor the Ministry of Transportation are required to give notice to the driver of the threat of suspension.
Subsequent traffic ticket convictions will result in a further six (6) month licence suspension.
All speeding tickets for more than 50km/h have a possible thirty (30) day to two (2) year licence suspension.
The Ministry of Transportation charges a fee of one hundred and eighty (180) dollars to reinstate suspended driver licences.
Any licence suspension will dramatically affect insurance rates.
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 points do not go on the driver record until after any 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 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 points.