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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Fight My Traffic Ticket?

There are many reasons and advantages in fighting your Traffic Ticket! For starters you need to protect your insurance rate, driving privileges, and keep demerit points off your licence.

Why are Traffic Tickets so Bad?

  • On conviction insurance rates can increase.

  • You could lose your driving privileges.

  • Your license could be suspended.

  • Accumulation of demerit points.

  • Costly fines and legal fees.

  • Time wasted fighting tickets in court.

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Frequently asked questions

Why are Demerit Points Bad?

Demerit points are accumulated and added to your driver's license, if you are convicted of breaking certain driving laws. These can vary depending on whether you have a full license or are a new driver. In addition, accumulation of demerit points can make your insurance rates go up and also make it more difficult to obtain jobs that require a clean driving record!

Demerit Points System Table

Demerit point systems are accumulated and gained when you are convicted for breaking some traffic laws. Once convicted points stay on your record for two years from the date the infraction occurred. If enough points are accumulated you can lose your driver's license and privileges.

Demerit points can also be accumulated on your Ontario's driving license outside of Ontario as well. Violations committed in:

  • other Canadian provinces and territories
  • the State of New York
  • the State of Michigan

For a fully licensed driver, if you accumulate:
6 to 8 points: A warning letter will be sent.
9 to 14 points: A second warning letter will be sent encouraging better driving habits.
15+ points: License will be suspended for 30 days.
Upon suspension of your license, you will receive a letter from the Ministry of Transportation which will tell you the date your suspension will take effect and instructions on how to surrender your license.
Failure to surrender your license can result in losing your license for up to two years.

For a new driver, if you accumulate:
2 to 5 points: A warning letter will be sent.
6 to 8 points: A second warning letter will be sent encouraging better driving habits.
9 or more points: License will be suspended for 60 days.
Upon suspension of your license, you will receive a letter from the Ministry of Transportation which will tell you the date your suspension will take effect and instructions on how to surrender your license.
Failure to surrender your license can result in losing your license for up to two years.

Demerit Points can accumulate and suspend your driver's licence and cause your insurance rate to increase. However, demerit points alone are not a factor for insurance rate increases, the conviction is! Most major highway traffic act tickets such as careless driving can come with 6 or more demerit points. For example, a careless driving conviction can dramatically increase your insurance rate.

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