HOW LONG DOES A DISTRACTED DRIVING VIOLATION STAY YOUR RECORD?
How long does a distracted driving violation stay on your record? First of all, a distracted driving violation in Ontario is referring to a handheld device, usually a cell phone. The answer to the question is if that conviction were on your record in Ontario you need to look at the matter in terms of whether or not it is on your abstract. And in most cases, an abstract simply means a three year period.
So the violation of distracted driving or cell phone ticket will actually be visible on your abstract for three years. After two years the Demerit points with respect to that particular violation will be forgiven. So in the third year, you will not see any demerit points for distracted driving and in the fourth year, so at the end of that three year term, you will not see any conviction whatsoever for that offense.