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What is careless driving?

January 18, 2013

police officer issuing careless driving ticketDid you know that careless driving is one of the most common violations given out by police officers? Careless driving is defined by The Highway Traffic Act of Ontario as driving “a vehicle or street car on a highway without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway.” This relies on the police officer’s judgement and leaves room for interpretation; as many people may disagree with the charge and fight this traffic violation in court. Careless driving holds a hefty penalty of six demerit points on your driving record. If you already have demerit points on your driving record, this could cause a possible license suspension. If convicted of careless driving, you will likely face an increase in your insurance premiums. Traffic violations stay on your record for a period of three years.

For more information on careless driving, have a look at this article:
Careless Driving: What it is, How it Affects Your Record