Trafiic Services

Traffic Tickets with the associated Demerit Points have a Direct Impact on Insurance Rates.

By issuing demerit points for traffic tickets the Ontario Ministry of Transportation penalizes drivers who accumulate too many demerit points by removing their driving privileges, and right to drive.

Probationary drivers in Ontario are allowed to accumulate six demerit points, fully licenced drivers may accumulate fifteen demerit points. Upon reaching nine demerit points the Ministry of Transportation will require the driver to attend their offices for a interview to see why the licence should not be suspended.

If the driver reaches fifteen demerit points the Ministry of transportation will suspend the driver's licence for thirty days for a first violation, and up to six months for any subsequent accumulations of demerit points.

Call Traffic Services at 1-888-454-5003 to find out how we can help you keep your driving record clean.

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario can also suspend a driver's licence as a result of a demerit point interview, failing to appear for the interview, or if the driver has not shown cause at the interview why the drivers licence should not be suspended.

It is a common misconception that drivers "lose" demerit points due to convictions for traffic offences. In fact, a driver begins with zero demerit points and "accumulates demerit points".

Demerit points stay on your record for two years from the offence date. For more information about demerit points visit

Demerit Points

Ontario Demerit Point System

Description of Office Points
Failing to remain at scene of accident 7
Careless driving 6
Racing 7
Stunt Driving - Exceeding speed limit by 50 km/h or more 7
Speeding: Exceeding speed limit by 50 km/h or more 6
Speeding: Exceeding speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h 4
Speeding: Exceeding speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h 3
Drive in prohibited lane 3
Driving through, around or under railway crossing barrier 3
Failing to yield right of way 3
Failing to obey a stop sign, signal light or railway crossing signal 3
Failing to obey directions of police constable 3
Driving or operating a vehicle on a closed highway 3
Failing to report an accident 3
Improper Passing 3
Improper driving where highway divided into lanes 3
Failing to stop for school bus 6
Following too closely 4
Crowding drivers seat 3
Drive wrong way – divided highway 3
Cross divided highway – no proper crossing provided 3
Wrong way in one way street or highway 3
Backing on Highway 2
Seatbelt offences 2
Pedestrian crossover 2
Failure to share road 2
Improper right turn 2
Improper left turn 2
Failing to Signal 2
Unnecessary slow driving 2
Failing to lower headlamp beam 2
Improper opening of vehicle door 2
Prohibited turns 2
Towing of persons on toboggans, bicycles, skis, etc prohibited 2
Failing to obey signs prescribed by regulation under section 182 (1) 2