Speeding Ticket Fines
There are more penalties to a speeding ticket, like suspensions, demerit points and insurance increases. The fine is only one of the many penalties that a speeding ticket may have.
Fines on Speeding Tickets
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Although the Highway Traffic Act states different amounts, police officers are required to issue speeding tickets with the following fines, set by the Chief Justice of Ontario.
The fine on the ticket is suppose to be correct called the “set fine”. Where the wrong fine has been used, the court may consider the mistake a fatal error and cancel, dismiss or quashed the ticket.
For speeding tickets in Construction Zones or Community Safety Zones the officer may double the fine.
Additional Speeding Ticket Penalties
As well as any fine, speeding tickets have additional penalties which can vary from different classes of drivers licences.
Novice drivers, class G1 and G2 drivers have additional penalties from traffic tickets upon conviction;
- Any conviction for speeding more that 30km/h – 30 day suspension
- Any accumulation of five (5) or more demerit points – 30 day suspension
- Any conviction for speeding will result in an insurance increase
Class G Drivers
Class G drivers have additional penalties from traffic tickets upon conviction such as;
- Stunt driving – Immediate seven (7) day suspension
- Any conviction for stunt driving – possible two (2) year suspension
- Any conviction for speeding more that 50km/h – possible six (6) month suspension
- Any accumulation of nine (9) or more demerit points – mandatory interview
- Insurance increases for three (3) years
Information about Fighting Speeding Tickets
The purpose of this page is to provide information about speeding tickets. As the law and enforcement for speeding is constantly evolving and changing, OntarioSpeeding cannot be responsible for any information that has changed or is out of date. 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.
Unfortunately, too many motorists don’t know their rights, listen to the wrong people and do not understand the insurance implications and penalties of a speeding ticket in Ontario. OntarioSpeeding.com recommends OTT Legal Services for fighting speeding tickets in Ontario.