The Demerit Point System

7 Points
  • Failing to remain at the scene of a collision
  • Failing to stop for a police officer
  • Dangerous Driving
6 Points
  • Careless Driving
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more
  • Failing to stop for a school bus
5 Points
  • Failing to stop at an unprotected railway crossing (applies to bus drivers only)
4 Points
  • following another vehicle too closely
3 Points
  • failing to obey the directions of a police officer
  • failing to yield right of way
  • failing to obey traffic lights
  • improper use of HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lane
    2 Points
  • towing people on toboggans, skis, bicycles
  • unnecessary slow driving
  • backing up on a Highway
  • improper right turns
  • improper left turns
  • failing to obey traffic signs
  • failing to ensure passenger under 16 is wearing a seat belt
  • failing to lower headlamp beams
  • Improper opening of a vehicle door
  • failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing
  • failing to signal
  • failing to insure that a passenger weighing less than 23 kg (50 lb) is properly secured
  • failing to ensure child/infant passenger is properly secured in an appropriate child car seat
  • failing to share the road (with cyclists, buses, or trucks)
  • driver failing to wear a seatbelt