Demerit Point System

Ontario drivers start with 0 demerit points and demerits are then added based on convictions for specific offences. Demerit Points remain on your driving record for two years from the offence date although Insurance companies generally consider convictions for 3 years, or longer if the offence is a major one, or if an at-fault-accident is involved. The primary objective is to avoid points since a driver who collects too many demerit points will have thier license suspended. The maximum allowable for G1 and G2 drivers is 6 Demerit Points, G license holders get their first warning letter at 9 but are automatically suspended without recourse at 15.

  • Fail To Remain - 7
  • Stunt/ Racing - 6
  • Careless Driving - 6
  • Fail To Stop For School Bus - 6
  • Speeding 50+ - 6
  • Follow-Too-Closely - 4
  • Speeding 30 – 49 - 4
  • Speeding 16 – 29 - 3
  • Red Light - 3
  • Amber Light - 3
  • Stop Sign - 3
  • Turn Charges - 3 or 2
  • Seatbelt - 2
  • Speeding 1 – 15 - 0