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ONTARIO DEMERIT POINTS CHART

 

Number of  Demerits

 

  Infraction

7 Points

- Failing to remain at the scene of a collision
- Failing to stop when signaled or requested by a police officer

6 Points

- Careless Driving
- Stunt Driving
- Racing
- Exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more
- Failing to stop for a school bus

5 Points

- Driver of a bus failing to stop at an unprotected railway crossing

4 Points

- Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
- Following too closely

3 Points

- Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
- Driving through, around, or under a railway crossing barrier
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Failing to obey a stop sign, traffic control stop/slow sign, traffic light,
  or railway crossing signal
- Failing to obey the directions of a police officer
- Driving the wrong way on a divided road
- Failing to report a collision to a police officer
- Improper driving when road is divided into lanes
- Driving or operating a vehicle on a closed road
- Crossing a divided road where no proper crossing is provided
- Failing to slow and carefully pass a stopped emergency vehicle
- Failing to move, where possible, into another lane when passing a stopped
  emergency vehicle
- Improper passing
- Improper use of high occupancy vehicle lane

2 Points

- Improper opening of a vehicle door
- Prohibited turns
- Towing people (on toboggans, bicycles, skis, etc.)
- Failing to obey signs
- Failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing
- Failing to share the road
- Improper right turn
- Improper left turn
- Failing to signal
- Unnecessary slow driving
- Reversing on a divided high-speed road
- Driver failing to wear a seat belt
- Driver failing to ensure that a passenger less than 23 kg is properly secured
- Driver failing to ensure that a passenger under 16 years is wearing a seat belt
- Failing to lower headlamp beams
- Backing on a highway
- Driver failing to ensure an infant or child passenger is properly secured in an
  appropriate child restraint system or booster seat.