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Conviction for any of the offenses listed below will result in the number of points indicated
  • Failing to lower headlamp beam.
  • Improper opening of a vehicle door.
  • Prohibited turns.
  • Towing of persons on toboggans, bicycles, skis, etc.
  • Failing to obey signs
  • Failing to share the road
  • Improper right turn
  • Improper left turn
  • Failing to signal
  • Unnecessary slow driving
  • Reversing on a highway.
  • Driver failing to wear a seat belt
  • Driver failing to ensure infant passenger is secured
  • Driver failing to ensure toddler passenger is secured
  • Driver failing to ensure child is secured
  • Driver failing to ensure passenger under 16 years is wearing seat belt.
  • Driver failing to ensure passenger under 16 years is occupying a position with seatbelt
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 Km/h.
  • Driving through, around or under a railway crossing barrier.
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way.
  • Failing to obey a stop sign, traffic light or railway crossing signal.
  • Failing to obey traffic control stop sign
  • Failing to obey traffic control slow sign
  • Failing to obey school crossing stop sign
  • Failing to obey the directions of a police officer.
  • Driving the wrong way on a divided road.
  • Failing to report a collision to a police officer.
  • Improper driving where the road is divided into lanes.
  • Crowding the driver's seat.
  • Going the wrong way on a one-way road.
  • Driving or operating a vehicle on a closed road.
  • Crossing a divided road where no proper crossing is provide
  • Failing to slow and carefully pass a stopped emergency vehicle
  • Failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing
  • Failing to move, where possible, into another lane when passin a stopped emergency vehicle
  • Driving a vehicle that is equipped with or carrying a speed measuring warning device (such as a radar detector)
  • Improper use of a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 Km/h.
  • Following too closely.
  • Driver of bus failing to stop at an unprotected railway crossing.
  • Careless Driving.
  • Racing.
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 50 Km/h or more.
  • Failing fo stop for the school bus
  • Failing to remain at the scene of a collision (Highway traffic act).
  • Failing to stop when signaled/requested by a police officer
Demerit Points for Out-of-Province Convictions
  • Drivers convicted of a driving related offence in the State of New York, the State of Michigan or any Canadian province or territory, will have home jurisdictional penalties such as demerit points and/or suspensions applied to their Ontario driver record as if the offence occurred in Ontario.

  • Examples of out-of-province convictions where Ontario demerit points and /or suspensions will be applied include:
  • Speeding
  • Fail to obey stop sign
  • Fail to obey signal light
  • Fail to stop for school bus
  • Racing
  • Fail to remain or return to the scene of a collision
  • Careless driving
  • Motor manslaughter
  • Criminal negligence
  • Dangerous driving
  • Failure to remain at scene of a collision
  • Impaired Driving
  • Driving while disqualified or prohibited
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