Demerit Point Convictions

7 Point Conviction

o Failing to remain at the scene of a collision
o Failing to stop when signaled or asked by a police officer

6 Point Conviction

o Careless driving
o Racing
o Exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/hour or more
o Failing to stop for a school bus

5 Point Conviction

o Failing to stop at an unprotected railway crossing (for bus drivers only)

4 Point Conviction

o Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/hour
o Following too closely

3 Point Conviction

o Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/hour
o Driving through, around or under a railway crossing barrier
o Driving the wrong way on a divided road
o Driving or operating a vehicle on a closed road
o Failing to yield the right-of-way
o Failing to obey a stop sign, traffic control stop/slow sign, traffic light or railway crossing signal
o Failing to obey the directions of a police officer
o Failing to report a collision to a police officer
o Failing to slow and carefully pass a stopped emergency vehicle
o Failing to move, where possible, into another lane when passing a stopped emergency vehicle
o Improper passing
o Improper driving when road is divided into lanes
o Improper use of a high occupancy vehicle lane
o Going the wrong way on a one-way road
o Crossing a divided road where no proper crossing is provided
o Crowding the driver's seat.

2 Point Conviction

o Improper right turn
o Improper left turn
o Improper opening of a vehicle door
o Prohibited turns
o Towing people — on toboggans, bicycles, skis
o Unnecessary slow driving
o Backing on highway
o Failing to lower headlamp beams
o Failing to obey signs
o Failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing
o Failing to share the road
o Failing to signal
o Driver failing to wear a seat belt
o Driver failing to ensure infant/child passenger is properly secured in an appropriate child restraint system or booster seat
o Driver failing to ensure that a passenger less than 23 kg is properly secured
o Driver failing to ensure that a passenger under 16 years is wearing a seat belt.

Driving While License Suspended/Disqualified

o Improper right turn
o Improper left turn
o Improper opening of a vehicle door
o Prohibited turns
o Towing people — on toboggans, bicycles, skis
o Unnecessary slow driving
o Backing on highway
o Failing to lower headlamp beams
o Failing to obey signs
o Failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing
o Failing to share the road
o Failing to signal
o Driver failing to wear a seat belt
o Driver failing to ensure infant/child passenger is properly secured in an appropriate child restraint system or booster seat
o Driver failing to ensure that a passenger less than 23 kg is properly secured
o Driver failing to ensure that a passenger under 16 years is wearing a seat belt.

Novice Drivers

o This includes G1/M1 and G2/M2 Drivers;
o The government has additional rules, suspensions, and penalties for novice drivers who are convicted of an offence of 4 or more points in Ontario.
o In addition to the higher standards for novice drivers in Ontario, we have a zero-tolerance rule to driving under the influence of drug or alcohol.
o Not only can higher penalties, fines, and/or suspensions be enforced on novice drivers by the Ontario Court of Justice, these can also be enforced by the Ministry of Transportation.
o This can leave a devastating impression on your new driving record and insurance premiums.
o We can help! Contact us today for a free consultation.

Driving While Using Handheld / Using Your Mobile Phone While Driving

o This charge carries 3 demerit points upon conviction, and up to a $1,000.00 fine.
o Often this charge is frowned upon by the Prosecution and/or the Courts, and there very little possibility of resolution to the charge, we can help!!!
o We have represented hundreds of clients who have been charged with this particular charge.
o We have handled a plethora of trials regarding this offence, and our successful record ensures our clients’ rights are always met.

Driving License Appeals

o If you are unhappy with a decision made by the Court to suspend your licence, you may be able to lodge an appeal to overturn the decision and get your licence back.
o If you are drowning in fines due to convictions, or driving without insurance we can definitely help you.
o Typically you are only given one chance at a licence appeal, so it is important to ensure you are being represented by Speedsters Legal Services who have a proven track record of winning driver licence appeals.
o We can help you get back your licence and ensure justice is served.
o We are well experienced and well known in Appeal Courts all over the province, as we strive to overturn wrongful convictions and reassessing sentence appeals.
o We are diversified and qualified and can clean up driver’s records and help our clients retrieve their driver’s licences due to suspension or disqualifications.

Penalties For Full License Drivers

As a driver with a full licence: if you have: a G class or a M class licence
7 to 8 points: You could be sent a warning letter
9 to 14 points: Your licence could be suspended. You may have to attend an interview to discuss your driving record. At this meeting, you will need to provide reasons why your licence should not be suspended. You will get a letter to notify you of the time, date and location of the meeting. If you do not attend, your licence could be suspended.
15 or more points: Your licence will be suspended for 30 days. When your licence is suspended, you will get a letter from the Ministry of Transportation. It will tell you the date your suspension takes effect and that you need to surrender your licence. If you do not surrender your licence, you can lose your licence for up to two years.

Penalties For New Drivers

You are considered a novice – or new – driver if you have a G1, G2, M1, M2, M1-L or M2-L licence. As a new driver, you face different consequences for adding demerit points.

As a new driver: If you have: a G1/M1 class or a G2/M2 license.
2 to 5 points: You will be sent a warning letter.
4 or more point conviction If you are a novice driver and convicted with an offense that carries 4 or more points you will automatically be subject to a 30 day suspension by the Ministry of Transportation, this will usually be indicated by a letter from MTO.
6 to 8 points: Your licence could be suspended. You may have to attend an interview to discuss your driving record. At this meeting, you will need to provide reasons why your licence should not be suspended. You will get a letter to notify you of the time, date and location of the meeting. If you do not attend, your licence could be suspended.
9 or more points: Your licence will be suspended for 60 days.


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