What is Careless Driving?

Careless driving is one of the most serious offences in the Highway Traffic Act. A careless driving conviction will result in 6 demerit points as well as increases to your automobile insurance premiums. The Ontario Highway Traffic Act defines Careless Driving as:

130. Every person is guilty of the offence of driving carelessly who drives a vehicle or street car on a highway without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway.

What are the Penalties for Careless Driving?

A Careless Driving conviction will result in a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and in addition a license suspension for a period of not more than two years.

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