Fines for Speeding

Speeding tickets have more penalties than just a fine. Penalties include demerit points, licence suspensions and higher insurance rates for 3 or more years.

Speeding Tickets Fines

What You Need to Know About Your Speeding Ticket

It’s more than a fine: Receiving a speeding ticket can be a stressful experience.

It’s important to understand what this means for you, both legally and financially, and the potential implications it may have on your driving record and insurance rates. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know.

Understanding the Fines:

Speeding fines in Ontario are determined by how much you exceed the speed limit.

For speeds 1-19 km/h over the limit, the fine is approximately $2.50 per km/h over. This increases to $3.75 per km/h for speeds 20-29 km/h over, and $6.00 per km/h for speeds 30-49 km/h over.

Be aware that fines can double in community safety zones or in construction zones with workers present.

Penalties for Excessive Speeding:

If you’re caught driving 50 km/h or more over the speed limit, you’re not just facing a simple ticket but a court summons.

Penalties for such serious infractions can include fines up to $10,000, potential jail time, and licence suspensions. This level of speeding violation also has a significant impact on your insurance premiums.

Demerit Points

Along with fines, speeding tickets often result in demerit points being added to your driving record. Accumulating too many demerit points can lead to further penalties, including licence suspensions.

Insurance Implications:

All speeding tickets can affect your insurance rates. The extent of the impact depends on the severity of the offence and your driving history.

Insurance companies may increase your premiums, and repeated offences can categorize you as a high-risk driver.

Consequences & Your Rights

Receiving a speeding ticket in Ontario is a serious matter. It’s crucial to be informed about the consequences and your rights. If you’re facing a significant charge, consider consulting with a legal professional to understand your options and prepare for any proceedings.

Speeding Fines Per Rate of Speed

16 Km/h$55.003
17 Km/h$57.503
18 Km/h$60.003
19 Km/h$62.503
20 Km/h
21 Km/h
22 Km/h$107.503
23 Km/h$111.253
24 Km/h$115.003
25 Km/h$118.753
26 Km/h$122.53
27 Km/h$131.253
28 Km/h$136.503
29 Km/h$138.753
50+No Set Fine - Must attend court6

Understanding Speeding Ticket Fines in Ontario

If you get a speeding ticket in Ontario, it’s important to know about how the fines are set.

The Chief Justice of Ontario is the person who decides the amount you have to pay for a speeding ticket. Even though the Highway Traffic Act talks about different amounts for fines, it’s the Chief Justice’s decision that really matters.

When a police officer gives you a speeding ticket, they have to use the fines set by the Chief Justice. If they put a different amount on your ticket, it could be a fatal mistake, so read our page about mistakes on speeding tickets,

This kind of mistake can sometimes mean that your ticket gets canceled or thrown out.

It’s really important to check your speeding ticket carefully. If the amount you have to pay doesn’t seem right, its probably talking to someone who knows about the law, like a lawyer, or bringing it up in court.

So, remember, the Chief Justice is in charge of setting the fines for speeding tickets, not the Highway Traffic Act.

And if there’s a mistake on your ticket, it could be a good thing for you. It’s always good to understand these things, so you know what to do if you ever get a speeding ticket.