Careless driving, sometimes called reckless driving, is one of the most serious driving offences under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.
Police will as a result of a motor vehicle collision, the charge of Careless Driving. As with traffic tickets and especially Careless Driving it’s important to fight these traffic tickets for the Demerit Points, and the implications on your insurance rates.
As with most driving offences the fine attached to a Careless Driving ticket is not the only penalty for the offence. A Careless Driving ticket has four different penalties.
- 6 demerit points
- $490.00 fine
- A conviction registered on your driving record for three years from the date of the offence, and insurance companies may keep it longer.
- Serious insurance consequences and increases.
Careless driving is defined as, every person is guilty of the offence of driving carelessly who drives a vehicle or street care on highway without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $200 and no more than $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, a in addition his or her license or permit may be suspended for a period of not more than two years.