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Contest Your Burlington Speeding Ticket
In Burlington, traffic tickets are a common occurrence, with speeding being a particularly prevalent offence. A Burlington speeding ticket can lead to serious repercussions, impacting your driving record and increasing your insurance costs.
Fight your traffic violations in Burlington with reliable legal counsel from OTD Ticket Defenders. We’re here to support you throughout the process.
Speeding as Defined by the Highway Traffic Act
According to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA), speeding occurs when a driver operates a vehicle faster than the designated speed limit. These speed limits are important to maintaining road safety, and violating them can lead to traffic fines and other consequences.
Driving 40 km/hr above speed limits in zones less than 80 km/hr, exceeding the limit by 50 km/hr in zones of 80 km/hr or more, or operating a vehicle at 150 km/hr or higher, can result in stunt driving charges. A stunt driving traffic violation leads to the immediate suspension of your license, impoundment of your vehicle, and considerable financial penalties.
Careless driving refers to dangerous or negligent driving behaviours. Should you be found speeding to a degree that represents a disregard for the safety of other road users, you could be subject to fines, driver’s license suspension, and potentially jail time.
If you’re facing a traffic ticket in Burlington, OTD Legal is here to provide support and guidance. Reach out for a free consultation.
The Implications of Speeding in Burlington
The repercussions of speeding violations are directly related to the gravity of the offence committed.
Speeding ticket fines vary based on the extent of the speed limit violation. For slight speeding (1-19 km/h over the limit), fines begin at $2.50 per km/h, but can rise to over $9.75 per km/h for more serious infractions
If you are found or plead guilty to your speeding charges, your insurance premiums will likely increase. Insurance companies consider the seriousness of each speeding incident, along with your driving history, age, and the type of license you hold. A history of speeding convictions may lead to difficulties in obtaining insurance from conventional insurers.
Demerit Points and Driving Record
Each speeding conviction adds demerit points to your driving record, and accumulating too many can result in the suspension of your license. These convictions also stay on your driving record for a prolonged period of time.
For particularly egregious instances of speeding or perilous driving that threaten road safety or cause harm, incarceration is a potential legal consequence.
Speeding for Novice and Commercial Drivers
Novice and commercial drivers are governed by different regulatory frameworks compared to drivers with standard licenses.
Novice drivers, including those with G1, G2, M1, or M2 licenses, are subjected to harsher penalties for speeding. Their first infraction with four or more demerit points can lead to immediate license suspension and potentially complete license cancellation.
Speeding infractions are especially damaging for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). They face more severe point increases on their Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR), with convictions possibly resulting in job termination, difficulties obtaining future employment, and the risk of an MTO audit.
Burlington Ticket Defenders – Helping You Maintain a Clean Driving Record
At OTD Legal, our focus in this field has garnered us in-depth knowledge of the legal procedures involved. As such, we can provide you with insights about your specific speeding ticket and its potential consequences. We can also help you navigate court proceedings and build a strong legal defence on your behalf.
Our service offerings include:
- Providing advice tailored to the specifics of your case.
- Exploring legal defences to protect your rights and interests ahead of your trial date.
- Acting as your authorized legal representative, should you have to attend a court date or an early resolution meeting. We can also attend in your stead if you prefer.
- Managing court filings, paperwork, and communication with court personnel.
- Negotiating with prosecutors to secure the most favourable outcome for your case.
As a trusted paralegal law firm in the Halton Region, we are here to help you fight your Ontario speeding ticket and protect your rights.
Contact OTD Legal Services for Help With Your Traffic Tickets
Have you been issued a speeding ticket? If so, contact us for a free consultation. You can request a quote for your traffic ticket here, call our toll-free line at 1-844-647-6869, or text us a photo of your ticket to 226-240-2480. Don’t deal with the legal system in Burlington alone. Let us help.