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Fight Your Toronto Speeding Ticket
Whether you need help avoiding a conviction or filing an appeal, OTD Ticket Defenders can help you fight traffic tickets in Toronto.
Defining Speeding According to the Highway Traffic Act
According to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) in Ontario, speeding is the act of exceeding the posted speed limit on a given road. The speed limit is set to ensure the safety of all road users, and exceeding it can result in a traffic violation and its ensuing consequences. It’s important to note that excessive speeding can escalate into more serious offences:
Speeding over 40 km/hr in a zone that is less than 80 km/hr, speeding over 50 km/hr in a zone that is 80 km/hr or more, and driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 150 km/hr or more, can lead to stunt driving charges. This offence can result in immediate license suspension, impounding of your vehicle, and hefty fines. Contact us if you have been issued a stunt driving ticket.
Careless driving, often issued for erratic or dangerous driving behaviour, may include speeding in certain circumstances. It involves driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users. It carries fines, possible imprisonment, and license suspension. If you have received a careless driving ticket in Toronto, OTD Ticket Defenders can help.
The Consequences of Speeding
Speeding violations can have far-reaching consequences, depending on the severity of the offence.
Speeding tickets come with fines that vary depending on how much you’ve exceeded the speed limit. If you are caught speeding, the fine rates range from $2.50 per km/h for minor speeding offenses (1-19 km/h over the limit) to over $9.75 per km/h for excessive speeding.
Speeding convictions can lead to higher insurance premiums. Insurance companies consider the severity of the offence, your driving history, age, and license type when calculating rates. Multiple speeding convictions can make you uninsurable in standard markets.
Demerit Points and Driving Record
Speeding convictions typically result in demerit points on your driving record. Accumulating demerit points can lead to license suspension. Speeding convictions also stay on your driving record for years, affecting your driving history.
In extreme cases, excessive speeding or other dangerous driving behaviour can result in imprisonment, especially if it causes harm to others or poses a significant threat to road safety.
Speeding for Novice and Commercial Drivers
Where speeding violations are concerned, novice and commercial drivers operate under slightly different sets of rules:
Novice drivers with G1, G2, M1, or M2 licenses face additional consequences. A first speeding ticket carrying four or more demerit points can lead to escalating sanctions, including license suspension and, in some cases, license cancellation.
Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must exercise extreme caution when it comes to speeding offences. Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) points escalate quickly, and convictions can result in termination of employment, difficulty in finding new work, and potentially triggering an MTO audit.
How OTD Ticket Defenders in Toronto Can Help
OTD is your trusted partner when facing speeding tickets. Our experienced team in Toronto specializes in traffic ticket defence. We understand the law, the court process, the legal defences available to you, and are prepared to fight traffic tickets on your behalf.
Our services include:
- Providing advice tailored to your case.
- Representing you in court, so you don’t have to attend.
- Handling court filings, paperwork, and communication with court staff.
- Negotiating with prosecutors to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
- Exploring legal arguments and defences to protect your rights.
Contact OTD Legal Services for a free quote
If you have received a speeding ticket in Toronto, a careless driving ticket, an HOV lane ticket, or any other traffic citation, contact our office for a free consultation. You can complete a request for a free quote about your traffic ticket online here, call us toll-free at 1-844-647-6869, or text a picture of your ticket to 226-240-2480. You don’t have to navigate the legal system alone! We are available to help drivers all over Ontario.