Compliance with traffic laws is the main criterion for road safety. After all, the violation of the rules leads to numerous accidents. It’s not only financial loss and harm to health. Unfortunately, over 1,000 people die each year in car accidents in Ontario. There are many causes of accidents. These are slippery roads, vehicle malfunction, speeding, etc. But the absolute leader of accidents is distracted drivers.
The provincial authorities are taking various measures to normalize the situation and reduce the number of unpleasant incidents. One such measure is the use of the Demerit Point System. It has high efficiency and allows you to revoke a driver's license from persistent violators.
What are demerit points? These are the points that you get when you violate the traffic rules. They go to your driver record and remain there for 2 years from the date of the violation. If at the end of the term you haven't committed any other violations, then they burn out. Demerit points depend on the severity of the offense. For example, you'll receive 2 points for a wrong turn or 4 points for a speed violation.
Demerit points accumulate and affect the ability to drive a vehicle. If you get 8 points, you'll receive the first warning letter. The second message from the authorities will come to you in the range of 9 to 14 points. The Ontario authorities will suspend your license for 30 days, if your driver record gets more than 15 points. In this case, the drivers either refuse the license or go to the traffic ticket lawyer for help. The specialist represents the offender's interests at court hearings and tries to reduce the number of demerit points. If the lawyer succeeds, then the driver will not lose their license.