The Police nor the Courts are obligated to tell you about all the penalties for speeding tickets.
Penalties for Speeding Tickets
Speeding Tickets have more Penalties than Just a Fine
Speeding Ticket Penalties
The penalties for speeding depend upon;
- what class of drivers licence the driver has,
- the driving history and
- any previous demerit point accumulations.
The fine for speeding is based upon how fast the driver was traveling in relationship to the posted or un-posted speed limit. The higher the speed the higher the fine.
The police are given a list of speeding fines based upon the rate of speed recorded.
Additional Speeding Ticket Penalities
Any ticket for more than fifteen (15) kilometres over the limit has demerit points.
Drivers with class G1 or G2 face a 30 day licence suspension for any traffic ticket with four (4) or more demerit points.
Speeding Tickets have Long Term Implications
If convicted, any traffic ticket goes on the driving record three (3) years.
Driving records are available to any person, insurance companies or an employer from the Ministry of Transportation by knowing the drivers licence number and paying the online fee.
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 traffic tickets.
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 incur repeated suspensions for longer periods of time.
Insurance Rates and Speeding Tickets
Speeding tickets and licence suspensions can affect your insurance rates.
Although one minor ticket may not affect your insurance rates, any accumulation of traffic tickets will cause the insurance company to consider the driver to be a higher risk and can increase the rates.
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Information about Speeding Tickets
The purpose of this page is to provide information.
Any person who is charged with an offence in Canada is permitted to have their day in court, to meet their accuser, to have a judge make a decision as to guilt or innocence and to fight their speeding ticket.
If you are considering fighting your speeding ticket, we recommend that you seek legal advice that is readily available from the thousands of licensed paralegals in Ontario.
OntarioSpeeding.com recommends OTT Legal Services for fighting speeding tickets in Ontario.