What you need to know
The fastest speed any motorist in Ontario can travel legally is 100 km/h.
The Highway Traffic Act of Ontario regulates the offence of speeding as well as other moving & non-moving traffic offences. All motor vehicles or vehicles travelling on the highways, roads or streets of Ontario are governed by the Highway Traffic Act, section 128 to 129 inclusive.
In a city, on a road or street, the speed limit is generally 50 km/h and outside of a city, the speed limit is generally 80 km/h. If a speed limit sign is not posted in a city, then by default, the limit is generally 50 km/h.
The essential elements of the offence of speeding are set out in Section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act. Anyone travelling in excess of or over the posted maximum speed limit is considered to be speeding which is an absolute liability offence.
In "absolute liability" offences, the prosecutor is only required to prove that you committed the offence with which you are charged. Intent to commit the offence is not one of the essential elements of an absolute liability offence. The prosecutor does not have to prove any intent to speed on your part only that you were speeding. This having been said, there are still numerous ways to defend a speeding charge!
Why you should fight it
The penalties for speeding are based on how many kilometers over the maximum posted speed limit you were allegedly travelling.
The set fines for speeding offences range from $3.00 to $9.75 per kilometer over the posted limit. In Community Safety & Constructions zones those fines are doubled.
The Demerit Points
A schedule of demerit points associated to this offence can be found by visiting http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/regs/english/elaws_regs_940339_e.htm, or are as follows;
0 – 15 km/h over — zero points
16 – 29 km/h over — 3 points
30 – 49 km/h over — 4 points
50+ over — 6 points
All convictions remain on your "public record" for a period of three years which can have a detrimental effect on your insurance premiums for up to five years or more.
Why choose H.E.L.P.?
H.E.L.P. – Highway Enforcement Legal Protection is a province wide company with a team of highly experienced, licensed Paralegals at your service. Many are former police officers, prosecutors and college graduates, all having met the high standards as set out by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the governing body of both paralegals and lawyers in Ontario. Our licensed paralegals have the integrity, knowledge, skill, experience and the desire to do the very best for you, our clients. From filing the ticket to requesting and reviewing disclosure material and court documents, to assessing the evidence of potential witnesses, both prosecution and defense, to preparing and arguing relevant case law, we attain an extremely high level of success.
We don't always have your charge(s) dismissed but in those cases we are usually able to negotiate a beneficial resolution to a minor offence involving less serious consequences in relation to insurance, demerit points and fine. The initial consultation is always free!
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