Speeding in Ontario is Dangerous and Costly
Speeding while driving a car is not only costly, it is also very dangerous to you and others. No matter how safe or in control you think your speeding is, others may not be able to respond safely as you pass them by.
If you are pulled over by the authorities for speeding in Ontario, you can expect to pay a fine, and more:
- 1-19 kilometres per hour over the maximum speed limit $2.50 per kilometre
- 20-29 kilometres per hour over the maximum speed limit $3.75 per kilometre
- 30-49 kilometres per hour over the maximum speed limit $6.00 per kilometre
- 50 kilometres per hour or more over the maximum speed limit:
– Automatic stunt driving summons
– Automatic 7 day vehicle impoundment
– 7 day automatic drivers licence suspension
– A $2,000 up to $10,000 fine
– 6 months in jail, with or without above fine
– Driver’s licence suspension: 1st conviction: up to 2 years. 2nd conviction: not more than 10 years
– Massive insurance increases
In addition to fines, you are subject to demerit points on your driver’s license.
- 3 demerit points when exceeding speed limit by 16 to 29 km/hour.
- 4 demerit points when exceeding speed limit by 30 to 49 km/hour + 30 Day Suspension for G1 and G2 Drivers
- 6 demerit points when exceeding speed limit by 50 km/hour or more + 30 Day Suspension for G1 and G2 Drivers
As the saying goes, better safe than sorry. Drive safe and please keep to the posted speed limit.