6 DEMERIT POINTS
A CONVICTION FOR CARELESS DRIVING:
It’s punishable by a minimum fine of $400. The maximum fine is $2,000. If you’re convicted, the court also can suspend your licence for up to two years and even put you in jail for up to six months.
- 130 Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990
- . Every person is guilty of the offence of driving carelessly who drives a vehicle or street car on a highway without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and in addition his or her licence or permit may be suspended for a period of not more than two years. 2009, c. 5, s. 41.
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All traffic ticket violations and Provincial offence summons are dealt within the Provincial court locations in Ontario. We have been providing legal services to all of Ontario in the GTA area for over 15 years.
Highway Traffic Act charges such as speeding or traffic violations;
Municipal by-law charges relating to excessive noise, animal control, or garbage disposal;
Charges laid under provincial legislation such as the Environmental Protection Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Dog Owners’ Liability Act or the Trespass to Property Act.