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Demerit Points, Speeding Tickets, Traffic Tickets

Fight a speeding ticket & speeding ticket points

Defend your demerit points by calling TicketSave today to fight your speeding ticket: 416-835-7411

Before we look to fight a speeding ticket, we need to ask a few questions:

  • What kind of charge is it; strict or absolute liability offence?
  • At what speed was I recorded at?
  • What speed was I charged at, and does this make a difference?
  • Was I paced or was speed measuring device used.
  • What are the repercussions of this charge: with or without a trial?
  • What are my legal rights, now that I am charged?

When you are charged, by the officer who pulled you over, with a speeding offence under 49klms over the posted limit, you will be given a Certificate or Offence which includes a fine. However, if you are charged with the offence of driving at a rate of 50klms or more over the posted limit you will be given a Summons to appear, and your vehicle may be impounded.

Don’t think that just because you were given a small fine for speeding that your troubles are few. Your conviction will be on your driver’s abstract for 3 years from the date of conviction; if you have been assessed demerit points they will be returned 2 years from the date of the offence.

If you have been charged with Part I offence for speeding you now have three choices.

  1. Pay the Fine. If you pay the fine you are admitting your guilt and accepting the facts as stated in the Certificate of Offence.
  2. Pleading guilty with explanation
  3. Request a Trial Date, and you intend to challenge the evidence and perhaps present a defence.

Speeding Ticket Demerit Points by Speeding Range

Speeding RangeDemerit Points
0 – 15 kilometers0 demerit points
16 – 29 kilometers over the limit3 demerit points
30 – 49 kilometers over the limit4 demerit points
30 Day Suspension for G1 and G2 drivers
100% Insurance increase
50 kilometres over the limit6 demerit points
30 Day Suspension for G1 and G2 drivers
100% Insurance increase

However, if you are charged with exceeding the posted speed limit by 50klms or more, you are given a date, time and location on the Summons to Appear document which is given to you by the Officer; the Summons can also be sent to you in the mail. Upon conviction you will assessed 6 demerit points, a minimum fine is $2,000 upto a maximum of $10,000, and the court may suspend your license further. DRIVERS UPDATE YOUR DRIVER’S LICENCE WITHIN THE 6 DAYS ALLOWED BY LAW WITH YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS

Understanding the classification of your charge(s), and their consequences are key to knowing what you ought to do and the choices you need to make.

If you chose to fight the charge(s); it is never a wise decision to defend the charges on your own; however, no matter your decision on representation you must take action immediately.

Call TicketSave today to fight your speeding ticket: 416-835-7411