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  • If you violate Highway Traffic Act, you will be fined and will receive demerit points for offence.
  • A driver begins with zero demerit points and accumulates demerit points for convictions.
  • Demerit points stay on your record for two years from the offence date.
  • Ref: Regulation 339/94
Points Summary of Offence
7 Failing to remain at the scene of collision/accident.  
7 Driver failing to stop when signalled or requested to stop by a police officer.
6 Careless Driving. 
6 Racing
6 Exceeding Speed Limit by 50 km/h or more. 
6 Failing to stop for a school bus.
5 Driver of a School Bus or Public Vehicle failing to stop at an unprotected railway crossing  
4 Exceeding speed limit 30 to 49 km/h
4 Following too closely. 
3 Exceeding speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
3 Driving through, around or under rialway crossing barrier. 
3 Failing to yield right-of-way
3 Failing to obey a stop sign, signal light or railway crossing signal 
3 Failing to obey direction of Police Officer
3 Driving or operating a vehicle on a closed road. 
3 Failing to report an accident
3 Improper passing 
3 Improper driving where road is divided into lanes
3 Crowding driver's seat 
3 Driving wrong way on a divided road.
3 Crossing divided road where no proper crossing provided. 
3 Driving the wrong way in one-way street or raod.
3 Failing to stop at a pedestrian crossover. 
3 Failing to slow down and proceed with caution when approaching stopped emergency vehicle.
3 Failing to move into another lane when approaching stopped emergency vehicle (if safe to do). 
3 Motor vehicle equipped with or carrying a speed measuring warning device.
3 Improper use of high occupancy vehicle lane. 
3 Failing to obey traffic control STOP sign
3 Failing to obey traffic SLOW sign. 
3 Failing to obey SCHOOL Crossing STOP sign.
2 Backing on road. 
2 Failing to share road.
2 Improper right turn. 
2 Improper left trun.
2 Failing to Signal. 
2 Unnecessar slow driving.
2 Failing to lower headlamp beam. 
2 Improper of opening of vehicle door.
2 Prohibited turns 
2 Towing of persons on toboggnans, bicycles, skis etc.
2 Failing to obey signs prescribed by regulation under subsection 182 (1) 
2 Driver failing to properly wear seat belt.
2 Driving while passenger under 16 fails to occupy position with seat belt. 
2 Driving while passenger under 16 fails to properly wear seat belt.
2 Driver failing to ensure infant passenger is secured as prescribed. 
2 Driver failing to ensuer toddler passenger is secured as prescribed.
2 Driver failing to ensuer child passenger is secured as prescribed.  

Ref:    Highway Traffic Act ; Drive Test

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