The Police nor the Courts are Obligated to tell you of the many hidden penalties for Speeding Tickets
Speeding Ticket Penalties
Speeding Tickets have more Penalties than Just a Fine
Speeding Ticket Penalties
Speeding ticket penalties are based upon how fast the driver was traveling in relationship to the posted or un-posted speed limit and the class of licence the driver has.
The police are given a list of speeding fines based upon the rate of speed recorded.
The fine that the police officer issues on the speeding ticket is not the only penalty for speeding.
The penalties for speeding depend upon what class of drivers licence the driver has, the driving history and any previous demerit point accumulations.
As well any speeding ticket for more that fifteen (15) kilometres over the speed limit has demerit points.
Speeding Tickets can have the following penalties, that the police nor the courts are obligated to tell you about;
- Fines that increase with the amount of speed.
- Demerit Points for any speed over 15km/h.
- Possible licence suspensions.
- Possible insurance increases.
- Can affect employment for commercial or professional drivers.
- Jail for high speeds
Drivers with class G1 or G2 face a 30 day licence suspension for any speeding ticket with four (4) or more demerit points.
Speeding Tickets have Long Term Implications
If a speeding ticket goes on a driver record or driving abstract the ticket or conviction says on the record for three (3) years.
Driving records are available to insurance companies or any employer from the Ministry of Transportation.
Anyone can access a driving record if they know the drivers licence number.
Although the driving record is normally only available for 3 years, the police and Ministry of Transportation keep all records of speeding convictions for life.
Hidden Penalties for Learner Licences
Drivers with learner licences or those who fall under the “Graduated Licence System” have restrictions placed upon them that affect them if they receive speeding or traffic tickets.
Any driver who has a G1 or G2 licence is not allowed to accumulate 6 demerit points, or for any one ticket 4 demerit points.
If a learner licence holder, a G1 or G2 Driver violates any of the conditions of their licence there is an automatic 30 day suspension for a first offence, and subsequent offence would incur repeated suspensions for long periods of time.
Insurance Rates and Speeding Tickets
Speeding tickets and licence suspensions can affect your insurance rates
Although one minor speeding ticket may not affect your insurance rates, any accumulation of speeding tickets will cause the insurance company to consider the driver to be a higher risk and insurance the rates, Read More about Insurance and Speeding Tickets >.
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