Clearly, speeding is the most common traffic violation and in most cases is considered a minor offence. It is a bad habit many drivers have adopted due to busy schedules and rushing to get where they are going on time.
A speeding ticket will cost you a fine, which varies depending how far over the speed limit you were going when you were caught. Set fines for speeding range between $3.00 – $9.75 per kilometer, depending how fast you were travelling. If you are charged with speeding in a community safety or construction zone with the workers present, fines are doubled.
It may also cost you on your car insurance. Your insurance rates can be affected for three years from the date that you are convicted NOT the date that you received the ticket. If during that time, you get another speeding ticket, your rates may increase even more.
The Demerit Points. associated with speeding are based on how many km over the limit you were allegedly travelling at:
- 0-15km over: 0 demerit points
- 16-29km over: 3 demerit points
- 30-49km over: 4 demerit points
- 50+ km over: 6 demerit points, suspension of your driver’s license. (**Note, if you are traveling at a speed of 50 or more kilometers over the limit you can also be charged for stunt driving/racing/excessive speed under section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act**) click here for stunt driving charges.
Conviction of a Speeding Ticket charge can result in fines, Demerit Points. and possible licence suspension. Any speeding conviction will stay on your driving record for 3 years.