FAIL TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT
3 DEMERIT POINTS
A TICKET FOR FAIL TO REPORT:
Drivers involved in traffic accidents are required under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario section 199,1 to report an accident when; The damage in the accident is apparently more than two thousand ($2000) dollars Someone is hurt, or There is damage to highway property The driver, owner or the person in charge of the vehicle must report the accident forthwith to the police. Forthwith means; right away, within a reasonable time, having regard to the circumstances of the accident, meaning you must report the accident as soon as you reasonably can. Penalty for Failing to Report an Accident is; A fine up to one thousand ($1000.00) dollars Three (3) demerit points A conviction registered on the driving abstract for 3 years. A dramatic increase in insurance rates; Contact us today to find out more…
199 Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990
- . Every person in charge of a motor vehicle or street car who is directly or indirectly involved in an accident shall, if the accident results in personal injuries or in damage to property apparently exceeding an amount prescribed by regulation, report the accident forthwith to the nearest police officer and furnish him or her with the information concerning the accident as may be required by the officer under subsection (3). R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 199 (1); 2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table. Officer may direct person to report accident at another location (1.1) If, on reporting the accident to the nearest police officer under subsection (1), the person is directed by the officer to report the accident at a specified location, the person shall not furnish the officer described in subsection (1) with the information concerning the accident but shall forthwith attend at the specified location and report the accident there to a police officer and furnish him or her with the information concerning the accident as may be required by the officer under subsection (3). 1997, c. 12, s. 15; 2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table. Where person unable to report (2) Where the person is physically incapable of making a report and there is another occupant of the motor vehicle, the occupant shall make the report. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8,.
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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;
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