Demerit Points

Offences and Demerit Points

Speed-related offences

Speeding in a zone where the posted speed limit is 60 km/h or less

In a zone where the speed limit is 60 km/h or less, exceeding the limit by… Is punishable by the following number of demerit points…

11 to 20 km/h

1

21 to 30 km/h

2

31 to 39 km/h

3

40 to 45 km/h

6 = excessive speeding

46 to 49 km/h

10 = excessive speeding

50 to 60 km/h

10 = excessive speeding

61 to 80 km/h

14 = excessive speeding

81 to 100 km/h

18 = excessive speeding

101 to 120 km/h

24 = excessive speeding

121 km/h or more

30 or more = excessive speeding

Speeding in a zone where the posted speed limit is above 60 km/h but no more than 90 km/h

In a zone where the speed limit is above 60 km/h but no more than 90 km/h, exceeding the limit by… Is punishable by the following number of demerit points…

11 to 20 km/h

1

21 to 30 km/h

2

31 to 39 km/h

3

40 to 45 km/h

3

46 to 49 km/h

5

50 to 60 km/h

10 = excessive speeding

61 to 80 km/h

14 = excessive speeding

81 to 100 km/h

18 = excessive speeding

101 to 120 km/h

24 = excessive speeding

121 km/h or more

30 or more = excessive speeding

Speeding in a zone with a posted speed limit of 100 km/h or more

In a zone where the speed limit is 100 km/h or more, exceeding the limit by… Is punishable by the following number of demerit points…

11 to 20 km/h

1

21 to 30 km/h

2

31 to 39 km/h

3

40 to 45 km/h

3

46 to 49 km/h

5

50 to 59 km/h

5

60 km/h

10 = excessive speeding

61 to 80 km/h

14 = excessive speeding

81 to 100 km/h

18 = excessive speeding

101 to 120 km/h

24 = excessive speeding

121 km/h or more

30 or more = excessive speeding

Other types of offences leading to demerit points

Offence Demerit points

Driving too fast for weather, road and traffic conditions

2

Failing to maintain a safe distance between vehicles (tailgating)

2

Accelerating when being passed by another vehicle

2

Passing a cyclist when there isn't enough space to do so

2

Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians and cyclists at an intersection

2

Failing to yield to oncoming traffic

2

Braking suddenly without cause

2

Failing to stop before turning right at a red light, where such a turn is permitted

3

Failing to wear a seat belt

3

Failing to wear a helmet when required by the type of vehicle (motorcycle or scooter)

3

Passing on the right or left where prohibited

3

Driving in reverse where prohibited

3

Failing to obey the orders or signals of a peace officer, school crossing guard or flagperson

3

Failing to obey a red traffic light or stop sign

3

Failing to come to a mandatory stop at a level crossing

3

Crossing a solid line marking off lanes

3

Driving while holding a hand-held device used for calling or texting or viewing information on a screen

4

Passing several vehicles by weaving in and out of traffic

4

Carrying out a prohibited passing manoeuvre in a lane reserved for oncoming traffic

4

Speeding or reckless driving

4

Failing to yield to an emergency vehicle whose lights or sirens are in operation, such as an ambulance, police car or fire engine

4

Failing to slow down or change lanes when approaching a stopped vehicle with its flashing or rotating lights or yellow arrow signal light activated

4

Driving without an accompanying rider (learner's licence holder)

4

Driving with the presence of alcohol in the body when subject to the zero-alcohol rule

4

Failing to provide a breath sample

4

Failing to stop when approaching a school bus or minibus with its flashing lights or stop sign in operation, or passing or crossing such a vehicle when prohibited

9

Driving a vehicle transporting too great a load of dangerous substances through a tunnel

9

Failing to perform one's duty when involved in an accident, for example, failing to provide one's name and address to the parties concerned or to the police

9

Failing to stop at a level crossing when driving a bus, a minibus or a road vehicle transporting certain dangerous substances

9

Driving for a wager or stake or in a race

12

Holding onto or riding on the running board or in the box or dump body of a vehicle in motion, or tolerating such behaviour

12

Holding onto or being pulled or pushed by a vehicle in motion, or tolerating such behaviour

12