Demerit Points for Canadian Drivers Convicted of New York Traffic Tickets
by Seth Azria on 2/10/2013
Ontario and Québec keep track of Canadian driving violations with a demerit system similar to New York State's point system. Under a special agreement, Ontario and Québec share information with New York State about traffic violations and transfer points and demerits between countries. For example, an Ontario driver convicted of a speeding ticket in New York State will be assessed demerit points as if the conviction had occurred in Ontario.
Ontario demerits for speeding violations:
- 6 demerits for exceeding the speed limit 50 Km/h (roughly 31 MPH)
- 4 demerits for exceeding the speed limit 30-49 Km/h (roughly 19-31 MPH)
- 3 demerits for exceeding the speed limit 16-29 Km/h (roughly 10-19 MPH)
Other violations may include failure to obey a stop sign, failure to obey a traffic light, failure to stop for a school bus, failure to remain or return to the scene of a collision.
Rather than plead guilty to your New York State state ticket, contact us to defend you and protect your Canadian license from demerits.
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The cooperation agreement includes points for New York drivers ticketed in Ontario and Québec.