Many people are confused about how driving points work. You don’t lose demerit points on your driving record. You actually start with zero points and get points added to your record every time you are convicted of a traffic offence that has points associated with it. Demerit points stay on a person’s record for 2 years from the date of the offence. Drivers with a full licence who get 15 or more points on their driving record will have their driver’s licence suspended for 30 days. New drivers with 9 or more points on their driving record will have their driver’s licence suspended for 60 days. A person can lose their licence if they end up with enough points on their record. Many people don’t realize that points can be added to your driving record if you are convicted of a traffic offence in:
  • Other Canadian provinces or territories
  • The state of New York
  • The state of Michigan

Many people also don’t realize that points on their driving record can cause insurance rates to go up. OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services can help you fight the charges against you. Demerit points are based on the Ontario Highway Traffic Act violation. Below is a table of charges and the demerit points for each offence. Ontario demerit point penalties effective April 1, 2016.


Full listing of demerit points We also represent throughout Quebec, if you have a ticket in this region please contact us and we will explain everything to you in detail.

Do You Need To Defend Yourself Against An Ontario Traffic Ticket?

If you need to defend your driving rights against an Ontario traffic ticket you should contact us as soon as possible. We have skill and experience in helping drivers just like you respond to a variety of traffic tickets  and provide free, confidential consultations to empower you to fight your charges. We help drivers throughout Ontario including Cambridge, Georgetown, London, Windsor and from our home office in Kitchener. Contact us online or call us directly at 1.844.647.6869 or text us a copy of your ticket to 226.240.2480.

Ron Harper
A licensed paralegal with over 30 years of experience in traffic offences. Founder of OTD Ticket Defenders.