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Ontario Demerit Points System
Demerit Points for Out-of-Province Convictions

Drivers convicted of some driving offences in the State of Michigan, State or New York or any Canadian Province or
Territory will have home (Ontario) jurisdictional penalties such as demerit points and driver’s licence suspensions as
if the offence was committed in Ontario.

Examples of out-of-province traffic convictions where demerit points will be applied to your Ontario Driver’s Licence:
  1. Speeding
  2. Fail to obey stop sign
  3. Fail to obey signal light
  4. Fail to stop for school bus
  5. Racing
  6. Fail to remain or return to the scene of a collision
  7. Careless driving
Drivers convicted of some driving or driving related offences have demerit points added
on their driving records.  If convicted demerit points stay on the driver’s record for two
years from the offence date.
    Stage 1 – Warning Letter:  At two or more points, a warning letter will be sent from
    the MTO.
    Stage 2 – Interview:  At six demerit points, you may have to attend an interview
    and give reasons why your licence should not be suspended.  Failing to attend the
    interview may result in driver’s licence suspension.
    Stage 3 – Suspension:  The first time you collect 9 or more demerit points, your
    driver’s licence will be suspended for 60 days.  After the 60 days, your driver’s
    licence will be reinstated after paying the re-instatement fee and the number of
    points on your licence will be reduced to 4 demerit points.  Any additional demerit
    points could bring you back to the interview stage.  The second time a newly
    licensed driver accumulates 9 or more points, the driver’s licence will be suspended
    for six months.
Demerit points system for fully licensed drivers:
    Stage 1 – Warning Letter:  At six or more points, a warning letter will be sent from the MTO.
    Stage 2 – Interview:  At nine demerit points, you may have to attend an interview and give reasons why
    your licence should not be suspended.  Failing to attend the interview may result in driver’s licence
    suspension.
    Stage 3 – Suspension:  The first time you collect 15 or more demerit points, your driver’s licence will be
    suspended for 30 days.  After the 30 days, your driver’s licence will be reinstated after paying the re-
    instatement fee and the number of points on your licence will be reduced to 7 demerit points.  Any additional
    demerit points could bring you back to the interview stage.  The second time a fully licensed driver
    accumulates 15 or more points, the driver’s licence will be suspended for six months.
Table of offences with demerit points
Offences with 2 Demerit Points
  1. Improper opening of a vehicle door
  2. Prohibited turns
  3. Towing people — on toboggans, bicycles, skis, etc.
  4. Failing to obey signs
  5. Failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing
  6. Failing to share the road
  7. Improper right turn
  8. Improper left turn
  9. Failing to signal
  10. Unnecessary slow driving
  11. Reversing on a divided high-speed road
  12. Driver failing to wear a seat belt
  13. Driver failing to ensure that a passenger less than
    23 kg is properly secured
  14. Driver failing to ensure that a passenger under 16
    years is wearing a seat belt
  15. Driver failing to ensure infant/child passenger is
    properly secured in an appropriate child restraint
    system or booster seat
  16. Failing to lower headlamp beams
  17. Backing on a highway
Offences with 3 Demerit Points
  1. Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
  2. Driving through, around or under a railway crossing
    barrier
  3. Failing to yield the right-of-way
  4. Failing to obey a stop sign, traffic control stop/slow
    sign, traffic light or railway crossing signal
  5. Failing to obey the directions of a police officer
  6. Driving the wrong way on a divided road
  7. Failing to report a collision to a police officer
  8. Improper driving when road is divided into lanes
  9. Crowding the driver's seat
  10. Going the wrong way on a one-way road
  11. Driving or operating a vehicle on a closed road
  12. Crossing a divided road where no proper crossing
    is provided
  13. Failing to slow and carefully pass a stopped
    emergency vehicle
  14. Failing to move, where possible, into another lane
    when passing a stopped emergency vehicle
  15. Improper passing
  16. Improper use of high occupancy vehicle lane
Offences with 4 Demerit Points
  1. Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
  2. Following too closely
Offences with 5 Demerit Points
  1. Driver of a bus failing to stop at an unprotected
    railway crossing
Offences with 6 Demerit Points
  1. Careless Driving
  2. Racing
  3. Exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more
  4. Failing to stop for a school bus
Offences with 7 Demerit Points
  1. Failing to remain at the scene of a collision
  2. Failing to stop when signaled/requested by a
    police officer
DEMERIT POINTS