Careless Driving

Carelessly operating a motor vehicle on a highway, street




Careless Driving

Demerit Points



$400.00 – $2,000.00 plus court costs and victim fine surcharge

Impact on Insurance Premiums

A conviction for Careless Driving carries serious ramifications with regards to insurance. Most insurance providers deem Careless Driving a major/serious conviction. Even if you have accident forgiveness, you must be aware that if you are convicted or plead guilty to this charge, you will face substantial increases in your insurance premiums or may be dropped entirely.  Regardless of your driving history, age or licence status the impact on insurance will be severe.

Other Penalties

In very serious circumstances, upon conviction to Careless Driving, the Court has the ability to assess you a fine and/or a period of imprisonment for a term of not more than six months. The Court may also assess you a court ordered licence suspension and/or probation. The Ministry of Transportation will impose Novice Drivers a licence suspension if convicted of Careless Driving.

About The Offence

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.

If you are charged with Careless Driving, you are always innocent until proven guilty. However, even if your accident wasn’t serious, that does not automatically create a defence to this charge.

The police officer may even have told you that he or she had no choice but to give you the ticket and you should just go to court to “get it reduced”.  However, at court it’s not up to the police officer to make the final decision about your ticket.

It’s your licence and insurance rates that are at risk. Careless Driving is a serious charge, with serious consequences and it will require a well planned defence. Your defense team at POINTTS has the knowledge and experience to identify the issues that are important to your case. Our priority is YOU! We want to help you avoid potential insurance premium increases and help keep your driving record clean.

What You Should Do If You’ve Been Charged

Contact POINTTS™ for a free, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible to understand your options and get expert advice from a traffic ticket specialist.

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