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CONSOLIDATED NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 753/96

Highway Traffic Demerit Point System Regulations
under the
Highway Traffic Act
(O.C. 96-283)

Amended by:

109/98
2/00
30/03
48/09
93/10
64/12
19/14
20/14
104/14
2017 c10 s16

CONSOLIDATED NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 753/96

Highway Traffic Demerit Point System Regulations
under the
Highway Traffic Act
(O.C. 96-283)

Under the authority of section 186 of the Highway Traffic Act and the Subordinate Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

REGULATIONS

Analysis



Short title

        1. These regulations may be cited as the Highway Traffic Demerit Point System Regulations .

165/92 s1

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Definitions

        2. In these regulations

             (a)  "accumulated demerit points" means the total demerit points in a driver's record acquired as a result of convictions under the Act, the regulations or municipal and airport authority regulations within a period of 2 years;

             (b)  "Act" means the Highway Traffic Act;

             (c)  "conviction date" means any of the following dates:

                      (i)  the date on which a guilty plea is entered to a charge under the Act, the regulations or municipal and airport authority regulations by

                            (A)  payment of the fine prior to the court appearance date shown on the summons, or

                            (B)  failure to appear at court as required by a summons, or

                     (ii)  the date of final disposition of a charge under the Act, the regulations or municipal and airport authority regulations whether by a court of first instance or by an appellate court;

             (d)  "driver improvement course" means a course of driving instruction approved by the minister for points reduction under these regulations;

             (e)  "minister" means the minister appointed under the Executive Council Act to administer the Act;

             (f)  "municipal and airport authority regulations" means regulations made under sections 189 and 189.1 of the Act;

             (g)  "points accumulation date" means the date which is 30 days after the conviction date; and

             (h)  "probationary driver" means a person, after December 31, 1999 ,

                      (i)  who has held a driver's licence under the Act for less than one year within the last 3 years, or

                     (ii)  who during the first year of driving has had his or her driver's licence suspended under the Act or these regulations and has not completed one year of driving without incurring a driver's licence suspension under the Act or these regulations, excluding a suspension under the Act under subsection 63(1) for physical fitness, subsection 81(1) or 83(1).

165/92 s2; 109/98 s1; 2/2000 s1

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Recording of demerit points

        3. (1) Where a driver is convicted of an offence involving the operating of a motor vehicle contrary to the Act, a regulation or a municipal and airport authority regulation referred to in Column 1 of the Schedule, the registrar shall, on the points accumulation date, record in respect of that driver the number of demerit points set opposite the offence in Column 2 of the Schedule.

             (2)  Where a driver is convicted of an offence under a regulation or a municipal and airport authority regulation not referred to in Column 1 of the Schedule, the registrar shall, on the points accumulation date, record the same number of demerit points that would be recorded upon conviction of an offence under the Act or regulation that is, in the opinion of the registrar, in substance and effect an equivalent offence to the regulation or municipal and airport authority regulation violated.

             (3)  Where

             (a)  a driver is convicted of more than one offence for which demerit points are to be recorded under subsection (1) or (2);

             (b)  the offences arise out of the same incident; and

             (c)  each offence carries the same number of demerit points,

the registrar shall record the number of demerit points against the driver as if he or she had been convicted of only one offence.

             (4)  Where

             (a)  a driver is convicted of more than one offence for which demerit points are to be recorded under subsection (1) or (2);

             (b)  the offences arise out of the same incident; and

             (c)  each offence carries a different number of demerit points,

the registrar shall record the number of demerit points against the driver as if he or she had been convicted only of the offence carrying the highest number of demerit points.

             (5)  Where a resident of the province is convicted of an offence in another province, territory or state for an offence that, in the opinion of the registrar, is in substance and effect equivalent to an offence for which points would be recorded upon conviction in the province, the registrar may record the demerit points for the conviction in the same manner as if the conviction had been made under the Act for an equivalent offence.

165/92 s3; 2/2000 s2

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Notice

        4. (1) The registrar shall, by ordinary mail, send notices to a driver, other than a probationary driver, at the address appearing on the records of the Motor Registration Division advising that driver of the number of accumulated demerit points when that person's accumulated demerit points total

             (a)  6 or more; and

             (b)  9 or more.

             (2)  When the accumulated demerit points of a probationary driver total 3 or more, the registrar shall, by ordinary mail, send a notice to the probationary driver at the address appearing on the records of the Motor Registration Division advising of the number of accumulated demerit points.

             (3)  Failure by the registrar to give notice under this section does not affect the power of the registrar to suspend a driver's licence in accordance with these regulations.

165/92 s4

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Suspension of driver's licence

        5. (1) The registrar shall by written order suspend the driver's licence of a person who is not a probationary driver or novice driver upon the accumulation of 12 or more demerit points in a period of 2 years, for a period of not less than

             (a)  in the case of a first suspension, 2 months; and

             (b)  in the case of a subsequent suspension, 4 months.

             (2)  The registrar shall by written order suspend the driver's licence of a probationary driver or novice driver upon the accumulation of 6 or more demerit points in a period of one year, for a period of not less than

             (a)  in the case of a first suspension, 2 months; and

             (b)  in the case of a subsequent suspension, 4 months.

             (3)  The suspension of a driver's licence is effective as of a date to be determined by the registrar and that date shall be stated in the written order made under subsection (1) or (2).

             (4)  For the purpose of subsection (1), demerit points accumulated by a probationary driver or novice driver are carried forward and accumulated as demerit points on the record of the driver or non-probationary driver or non-novice driver.

             (5)  Where a suspension is imposed under this section, a driver's accumulated demerit points shall be reduced to 0 as of the conviction date of the conviction causing the suspension.

             (6)  For the purpose of this section, a suspension for accumulation of demerit points is a subsequent suspension only if the suspension results from points accumulated pursuant to a conviction within 2 years after the conviction date of the conviction causing the previous suspension.

165/92 s5; 109/98 s2

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Suspension period

        6. (1) Where a driver's licence is suspended under these regulations, a further period of suspension under these regulations shall begin upon the expiration of the previous period of suspension.

             (2)  Where a driver's licence is subject to suspension for accumulated demerit points during a period of suspension or cancellation under the Act, the commencement of the suspension for accumulated demerit points shall be postponed until the expiration of the period of suspension or cancellation under the Act.

             (3)  Where a driver's licence is suspended or cancelled under the Act during a period suspension for accumulated demerit points under these regulations, the unexpired portion of the suspension for demerit points shall be postponed until the expiration of the period of suspension or cancellation under the Act.

165/92 s6

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Point reduction

        7. The registrar shall, once in a 5 year period, reduce the number of points on a driver's record by 4, provided that

             (a)  in the case of a probationary driver or a novice driver, the driver has not accumulated 6 points and has completed a driver improvement course and provided evidence of that completion satisfactory to the registrar; or

             (b)  in the case of a non-probationary driver or non-novice driver, the driver has not accumulated 12 points and has completed a driver improvement course and provided evidence of that completion satisfactory to the registrar.

165/92 s7; 109/98 s3

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Appeal

        8. (1) Where a person convicted of an offence set out in Column 1 of the Schedule enters an appeal against the conviction and notice of the appeal is served on the registrar, the conviction and demerit points related to it shall not be entered on the record of the person unless the conviction is upheld on appeal.

             (2)  Where a conviction is under appeal and related demerit points have been recorded prior to service of notice of the appeal on the registrar, the conviction and demerit points shall be removed from the record, and a suspension imposed as a result of the conviction under appeal shall be stayed as of the date the notice is served on the registrar.

             (3)  Subject to subsection (2), where a conviction is upheld on appeal the unexpired portion of a period of suspension for accumulation of demerit points shall run from the date of final disposition of the conviction appeal.

165/92 s8

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Driver improvement course

        9. The registrar may require a person whose driver's licence has been suspended for accumulation of demerit points to successfully complete a driver improvement course at the person's own expense and provide satisfactory evidence of that completion to the registrar, prior to reinstating the person's driver's licence.

165/92 s9; 207/92

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Holders of valid driver's licence

      10. The provisions of these regulations relating to probationary drivers do not apply to a driver issued a licence under the Act having held a valid driver's licence from another province, territory or state.

165/92 s10

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Date for recording demerit points

      11. For the purpose of these regulations, demerit points shall only be recorded on the points accumulation date for offences committed after June 1, 1990 .

165/92 s11

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Repeal

      12. The Highway Traffic (Demerit Point System) Regulations, 1992, Newfoundland Regulation 165/92, are repealed.

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Schedule

Highway Traffic Act

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Section and
Subsection or
Paragraph

Number of
Demerit Points

Short
Description of
Offences

13(1)

0

Non-resident failing to register commercial motor vehicle

17(2)

0

Dealer assigning or transferring licence

21

0

Operating service vehicle with dealer's plates attached

22

0

Using or hiring dealer's vehicle without registration

27

0

Using vehicle without dealer's plates attached

28(2)

0

Failure to return or deliver plate or vehicle licence

29

0

Failure to produce vehicle licence

30

0

Identification plates not securely fastened in proper position

31

0

Failure to keep identification plates clean

37

0

Failure to notify registrar of transfer of ownership

38

0

Failure to file change of address with registrar


39

0

Failure to notify registrar of change of name

42(a)(i)(A)

0

Driving or drawing unregistered or unlicensed vehicle not exceeding 4,500 kg. M.G.M.

42(a)(i)(B)

0

Driving or drawing unregistered or unlicensed vehicle exceeding 4,500 kg. but not exceeding 10,900 kg. M.G.M.

42(a)(i)(C)

0

Driving or drawing unregistered or unlicensed vehicle exceeding 10,900 kg. M.G.M.

42(a)(ii)

0

Driving or drawing vehicle without identification or other plates, stickers or markers or dealer's plates

42(b)

0

Defacing or altering identification plate or marker

42(c)

0

Using vehicle with defaced mutilated or altered identification plate or marker

42(d)

0

Removing identification plate or marker without authority

42(e)

0

Using identification plate or marker other than that issued

42(f)

0

Using marker or number plate capable of being confused with identification plate or marker

42(g)

0

Failure to surrender identification plates


42(h)

0

Giving false name or address in application for registration of vehicle

42(i)

0

Applying for registration or having licence illegally

42(j)

0

Using or permitting use of fictitious plate or marker

42(k)

0

Failure to deliver plate or licence or give advice required to registrar

43(4)

2

No licence for class of motor vehicle

43(5)

2

Invalid or no driver's licence

43(6)

2

Driving while disqualified

45(7)

0

Applying for driver's licence on behalf of another

45(8)

0

Non-disclosure by applicant of previous refusal

49(1)

0

Licensee failing to sign licence

49(2)

0

Licensee failing to produce licence upon request

50(1)

0

Failure to return licence to registrar on request

50(2)

0

Failure to return or deliver licence

51

2

Driving other than class of vehicles specified in licence

52

0

Using licence issued another person

53(1)

0

Unlawful operation under licence issued elsewhere

54

0

Allowing unlicensed driver to drive

55(2)

2

Having person in addition to learner and instructor in vehicle

55.2

3

Contravening restriction on novice or accompanying driver

56(1)

0

Renting vehicle to person not licensed to drive

56(3)

0

Renting vehicle to person without inspecting licence

56(4)

0

Failure to keep record regarding vehicles rented

57

0

Failure to notify registrar of lost driver's licence, etc.

58

0

Failure of holder of driver's licence to notify registrar of change of address

58

0

Failure of holder of driver's licence to notify registrar of change of name

59(1)(a)

2

Display or possession of fictitious, defaced, altered, cancelled or suspended licence

59(1)(a)

2

Defacing or altering driver's licence

59(1)(b)

0

Lending driver's licence

59(1)(c)

2

Person misrepresenting driver's licence as his or her own

59(1)(d)

0

Failure to surrender suspended or cancelled driver's licence

59(1)(e)

0

Giving false name or address in application for driver's licence

60

0

Failure to deliver driver's licence to court upon conviction


73(1)

0

Applying for driver's licence while disqualified

75(5)(a)

0

Obtaining the registration of a motor vehicle when such motor vehicle is not insured by a policy

75(5)(b)

6

Operating or permitting the operation of a motor vehicle without a policy

75(5)(c)

0

Failure to produce proof that a policy is in force

80(a)(i)

0

Producing financial responsibility card with policy of insurance not in force

80(a)(ii)

0

Producing financial responsibility card purporting to prove financial responsibility

80(a)(iii)

0

Producing financial responsibility card purporting to show person named in the card as insured

80(b)

0

Giving or loaning financial responsibility card

95(1)

2

Failure to drive to the right

95(2)

2

Failure to give one-half the roadway

96(1)

2

Improper passing

96(2)

3

Failure to give way to passing vehicle


97(1)

2

Improper overtaking and passing on the right of another vehicle


97(2)

2

Passing on the right when unsafe to do so

98

2

Passing where width or weight of vehicles make it difficult

99(1)

3

Passing on left when unsafe

99(2) & (3)

3

Overtaking and passing near crest of grade, curve or bridge, etc.

100(1)

2

Driving to left of centre line of roadway

100(2)

2

Vehicle proceeding at less than normal speed not driving in right hand lane

100.1(1)

2

Failure to yield right-of-way entering roundabout

100.1(2)

2

Failure to drive to right of centre of roundabout

100.1(3)

2

Failure to yield right-of-way in roundabout to traffic travelling to left of driver's vehicle

101(b)

2

Crossing solid line

101(e)

2

Failure to signal driving from one lane to another

101(f)

2

Making improper left turn at intersection or into private road or driveway

101(g)

2

Making improper right turn at intersection

101(h)

2

Driving in centre lane of 3 lane roadway

101(i)

2

Improper passing on roadway with 2 or more lanes available to traffic heading in same direction

101(j)

2

Driving in wrong lane contrary to direction of traffic-control device

101(k)

3

Failure to allow overtaking vehicle to pass

102

2

Passing in no passing zone or failing to drive to right in zone

103(1)

2

Following vehicle too closely

103(2)

2

Failing to leave proper distance between vehicles

103(3)

2

Failing to leave sufficient space between vehicles in caravan or motorcade


104

2

Driving over intervening space dividing highway into 2 roadways

105(1)

2

Failure to enter controlled access highway at proper location

105(2)

2

Failure to leave controlled access highway at proper location

106(2)

2

Failure to yield right-of-way while turning to other traffic in intersection when green or "go" signal shown

106(4)

2

Failure to yield right-of-way to pedestrian in roadway or cross-walk when green or "go" signal shown at place other than intersection

106(6)

2

Entering intersection on yellow or amber light

106(7)(a)

0

Pedestrian crossing the roadway while yellow or amber light on at intersection

106(8)

2

Passing yellow or amber light at place other than intersection

106(9)(a)

0

Pedestrian crossing roadway while yellow or amber light on at place other than intersection

106(10)

2

Passing red light or "stop" signal at intersection

106(11)

0

Pedestrian crossing roadway when facing red light or "stop" signal at intersection

106(12)

2

Passing red light or "stop" signal at place other than intersection

106(13)

0

Pedestrian crossing roadway when facing red light or "stop" signal at place other than intersection

106(14)(a)

2

Failing to obey green arrow at intersection

106(14)(b)

2

Entering intersection when green arrow shown and failing to yield right-of-way


106(15)

0

Pedestrian illegally crossing intersection when green arrow showing

106(16)(a)

2

Failure to stop when flashing red light on at intersection

106(16)(b)

2

Failure to yield right-of-way at intersection when flashing red light on

106(18)(b)

2

Failure to yield right-of-way to traffic in intersection when yellow or amber traffic light on

106(21)

0

Pedestrian crossing roadway when "wait", "stop" or "don't walk" signal showing

106(22)

2

Entering intersection against flag signal or other device

106(24)

2

Failure to stop at stop sign

106(25)

2

Failure to obey signs reading "Turn Right" or "Right Turn Only"

106(26)

2

Failure to obey signs reading "Turn Left" or "Left Turn Only"

106(27)

0

Failing to obey no parking signs

106(29)

0

Parking in a prohibited area without a permit

106(30)

0

Bus picking up or letting down passengers at place other than Bus Stop

106(38)

2

Failure to obey no entry sign

106(40)

2

Failure to obey signs reading "No Left Turn", "No Right Turn", "No Turns" or "No Right Turn on Yellow or Amber or Red Light"

106(42)

2

Proceeding wrong way on one way highway

106(44)

2

Failure to observe half load limit

106(46)

0

Parking in places reserved for commercial motor vehicles

106(50)

2

Failure to obey sign restricting use of highway to certain classes of vehicles

106(52)

2

Failure to obey sign restricting use of highway to vehicles of certain maximum gross mass

107

0

Erecting devices resembling or interfering with traffic-control device

108

0

Placing commercial advertising upon a traffic-control device

109

0

Altering or injuring or removing traffic-control device

110(1)(a)

4

Driving imprudently

110(1)(b)

4

Driving without due care and attention

110(1)(c)

4

Driving without reasonable consideration for other persons

110(1)(d)

4

Driving while suffering from disease or disability

110(3)(a)

0

Exceeding the speed limit by between 1 and 10 kilometres per hour

110(3)(b)

2

Exceeding the speed limit by between 11 and 20 kilometres per hour

110(3)(c)

3

Exceeding the speed limit by between 21 and 30 kilometres per hour

110(3)(d)

4

Exceeding the speed limit by 31 kilometres and over

110.1(4)(a)

0

Exceeding the speed limit by between 1 and 10 kilometres an hour

110.1(4)(b)

2

Exceeding the speed limit by between 11 and 20 kilometres an hour

110.1(4)(c)

3

Exceeding the speed limit by between 21 and 30 kilometres an hour

110.1(4)(d)

4

Exceeding the speed limit by 31 kilometres an hour and over

110.2(4)(a)

0

Exceeding the speed limit by between 1 and 10 kilometres an hour

110.2(4)(b)

2

Exceeding the speed limit by between 11 and 20 kilometres an hour

110.2(4)(c)

3

Exceeding the speed limit by between 21 and 30 kilometres an hour

110.2(4)(d)

4

Exceeding the speed limit 31 kilometres an hour or over

111(1)

2

Slow driving

111(3)

2

Failing to obey order to increase speed, pull in to curb or remove vehicle from highway

111.1(1)

2

Operating a slow moving vehicle  on a highway with a speed limit of greater than 80 kilometres an hour

112

2

Failing to signal change of direction, etc.

113(1)

2

Moving a vehicle when unsafe to do so or without signalling

113(2)

2

Failure to give sufficient signal

113(3)

2

Entering traffic with improper movement or signal

114(3)(a)

0

Right hand drive vehicle not equipped with a mechanical or electrical device

114(3)(b)

0

Right hand drive vehicle not having prominently displayed on rear the words "Right Hand Drive Vehicle"

115(1)

2

Making improper right turn at intersection

115(2)

2

Making improper left turn at intersection

115(3)

2

Making improper left or right turn on multi lane roadway

115(4)

2

Making improper left turn at intersection from one way roadway

115(5)

2

Making improper left turn at intersection into one way roadway

115(6)

2

Making improper left turn at intersection from one way roadway into another one way roadway

115(7)

2

Failure to obey traffic-control device at intersection indicating course to be travelled

116

2

Turning on highway to proceed in opposite direction

117(1)

2

Improper turning at intersection

117(2)

2

Turning or changing course when unsafe to do so

117(3)

2

Improper signal of intention to turn

117(4)

2

Stopping or decreasing speed without signalling

118

2

Failing to yield right-of-way at intersection

119

2

Failing to yield right-of-way at intersection while making left turn

120

2

Failing to yield right-of-way when entering highway

121

2

Failing to yield right-of-way to emergency vehicle

121.1

4

Failing to reduce speed and if necessary stop, to pass if it is safe to do so, and to change lanes if there is another lane for travelling in the same direction or move over if it is safe to do so, when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle or designated vehicle

123(2)

2

Driver of emergency vehicle exceeding speed limit or proceeding past a red light or stop sign and not sounding audible signal or showing flashing red light

123(2.1)

2

Driver of emergency vehicle failing to stop emergency vehicle before proceeding past red light or stop sign.

123(3)

2

Emergency vehicle not proceeding with regard for safety

123(5) & (6)

2

Unlawfully sounding siren or showing flashing red light

125(1)

2

Failing to yield right-of-way to pedestrian in cross-walk

125(2)

0

Pedestrian failing to yield right-of-way to vehicle

125(3)

2

Overtaking and passing vehicle stopped at cross-walk

126

0

Pedestrian failing to yield right-of-way to driver at place other than cross-walk

127(a)

2

Failing to exercise due care to avoid colliding with pedestrian

127(b)

2

Failing to give warning by sounding horn

127(c)

2

Failing to observe precaution where child or incapacitated person on highway

128(1)

0

Walking on roadway when sidewalks provided

128(2)

0

Walking on wrong side of highway

128(3)

0

Standing on roadway to solicit rides, etc.

129(2)(a)

0

Riding bicycle on sidewalk

129(2)(b)

0

Failing to ride close to the edge of the highway

129(2)(c)

0

Riding bicycle abreast of another bicycle rider

129(2)(d)

0

Riding bicycle without at least one hand on handle-bars

129(2)(e)

0

Riding bicycle and not astride regular seat

129(2)(f)

0

Carrying more persons on bicycle than designed for

129(2)(g)

0

Carrying object which may interfere with operation or control of bicycle

129(2)(h)

0

Driving bicycle on highway where signs prohibit use of bicycles

129(2)(i)

0

Riding bicycle on roadway when bicycle path provided

130

0

Person attaching on to vehicle on highway

131

2

Driving through a safety zone

132(1)

2

Failing to stop at railway crossing

132(2)

2

Driving vehicle through barrier, etc., at railway crossing

133

2

Failing to stop at stop sign at railway crossing

134(1)(a)

2

Passenger vehicle failing to stop at railway crossing

134(1)(b)

2

School bus carrying children failing to stop at railway crossing

134(1)(c)

2

Vehicle carrying explosive substance, etc., failing to stop at railway crossing

134(2)

2

Shifting gears while crossing railway track

135

2

Failing to approach railway track with caution

136

2

Failing to observe yield sign at intersection

137(1)

6

Passing school bus

137(2)(a)

2

Stopping school bus in improper place

137(2)(b)

2

School bus delaying other vehicles passing

137(3)

0

Failing to have school bus properly marked

137(4)

2

School bus not equipped with visual signals or not activated

137(5)

0

Operating school bus with markings not concealed

139

2

Failing to exercise caution when approaching animal on highway

140(1)

0

Parking on roadway

140(2)

0

Parking so as to obstruct traffic

142

0

Parking too close to bus stop

143(1)

0

Parking on private land

144(a)

0

Parking on sidewalk

144(b)

0

Parking in front of driveway or authorized loading door

144(c)

0

Parking within an intersection

144(d)

0

Parking too close to fire hydrant

144(e)

0

Parking within a cross-walk

144(f)

0

Parking within 6 metres of the approach side of cross-walk

144(g)

0

Parking within 10 metres of traffic-control signal on side of roadway

144(h)

0

Parking too near the entrance to or exit from hotel, school, church, etc.

144(i)

0

Parking too near safety zone

144(j)

0

Parking too near railway crossing

144(k)

0

Parking too near fire station

144(1)

0

Parking too near street excavation or obstruction and obstructing traffic

144(m)

0

Parking on the roadway side of a stopped or parked vehicle

144(n)

0

Parking on a bridge or in a highway tunnel

144(o)

0

Failure to observe traffic-control device prohibiting parking or stopping

145

0

Failing to park on right side of highway

146

0

Parking so as to cause danger to persons using highway

147

0

Parking on highway where vehicle not visible to approaching traffic

148

0

Parking vending vehicle on highway

149(2)

0

Failing or refusing to remove vehicle from highway

149(3)

0

Failing to remove vehicle from highway or Crown land or land occupied by Crown

149(12)

0

Failing to refusing to surrender vehicle licence

150

0

Parking unattended vehicle on highway without stopping engine and locking ignition, etc.

151

2

Backing vehicle when unsafe to do so

152(1)

2

Improper operation of a motorcycle

152(2)

0

Motorcycle passenger riding improperly

152(3)

2

Permitting passenger to ride improperly equipped motorcycle

153

2

Motorcycles riding 2 abreast

154(1)

2

Motorcycle driver operating without helmet or eye protection

154(2)

0

Motorcycle passenger riding without helmet

155(a)

2

Driving motor vehicle with stickers on windows

155(b)

2

Driving motor vehicle with ornaments obstructing vision

155(c)

2

Driving motor vehicle with windshield, etc., so covered with snow, etc. as to obscure or obstruct vision

155(d)

2

Driving motor vehicle with broken glass

156(1)

2

Driving vehicle with vision obscured or control obstructed by overloading or too many passengers in front seat

156(2)

2

Passenger occupying position in vehicle interfering with driver's vision and control

156(3)

2

Driver permitting passenger to occupy position interfering with vision and control

157

2

Driving vehicle with load projecting

158

0

Persons obstructing or interfering with traffic

159

2

Coasting down grade in neutral or with clutch disengaged

160(1)

2

Following emergency vehicle too closely or parking too close to fire apparatus

160(2)

2

Driving vehicle over unprotected fire hose

161

2

Failing to obey person with flag or sign

162

2

Failing to obey directions of a traffic officer

163(1)

0

Throwing glass, etc., upon highway

163(2)

0

Failing to remove injurious material

164

2

Driving on sidewalk

165(a)

0

Opening door of vehicle on highway

165(b)

0

Leaving door of vehicle open

166(1)

0

Failure to carry warning devices in vehicle

166(2)

2

Failure to place warning devices on highway in case of emergency breakdown

167

0

Driving vehicle without chains or winter tires

168

2

Racing vehicles or bicycles on highways

169(1)(a)

12

Failing to stop at accident scene

169(1)(b)

0

Failing to give name and address

169(1)(c)

0

Failure to provide proof of insurance at scene of accident

169(1)(d)

0

Failing to render assistance to injured person

169(2) & (3)

0

Failure to notify owner, driver or peace officer after collision with unattended vehicle

169(4)

0

Failure to notify owner where other property damaged

169(6)(a)

0

Bicycle operator failing to remain at accident scene

169(6)(b)

0

Bicycle operator failing to render assistance

169(6)(c)

0

Bicycle operator failing to give name and address

169(7)

0

Bicycle operator failing to make written report

170(1)

0

Driver of vehicle failing to make report

170(2)

0

Occupant of vehicle failing to make report

170(3)

0

Owner of vehicle failing to make report

170(4)

0

Person being owner and driver failing to make report when capable

172(1)

0

Garage owner failing to report vehicle involved in accident

174(2)

0

Making false statement in report

175(5)(a)

2

Failing to obey sign or signal to have vehicle weighed

175(5)(b)

2

Failure to obey an order to have vehicle weighed

175(5)(c)

2

Refusing to have vehicle weighed

175(5)(d)

0

Failing to remove excess load

176(1)

2

Care and control of motor vehicle equipped with radar detector

176(4)

0

Unlawful sale of radar detectors

176.1

4

Holding or using a hand-held wireless communication device or other prescribed device that is capable of receiving or transmitting telephone communications, electronic data, email or text messages

177

0

Knowingly causing another to drive unlawfully

178(2)

2

Driving motor vehicle with seat belt removed or inoperative

178(2.1)

2

Driver operating vehicle with more persons in the vehicle than seat belt assemblies

178(3)

2

Driver not wearing seat belt

178(4)

0

Passenger not wearing seat belt

178(5.1)

2

Driver operating vehicle with a person riding on a portion of the vehicle not designed for passengers

178(5.2)

0

Passenger riding on a portion of the vehicle not designed for passengers

178(6)

2

Driver operating vehicle where underage passenger required to wear seat belt is unbelted

178.1(2)

2

Operating on a highway a vehicle in which there is a passenger, who is a child 8 years of age or younger, improperly or not secured in a child seat restraint system

187(5)

0

Operating vehicle without proper equipment or of improper construction

196(2)

0

Failure to comply with vehicle inspection requirements

205(1)

2

Driver refusing to give name or address or giving false name or address

205(2)(b)

0

Person failing to give information regarding identity of driver

 

Licensing and Equipment Regulations

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Section and
Subsection or
Paragraph

Number of
Demerit Points

Short
Description of
Offences

7(1)

2

Operating motor vehicle without headlights on

7(2)

2

Improper use of fog lamps

7(7)

2

Failure to have motorcycle headlight on when in motion on a highway

8(2)(a)

2

Failing to dim headlights to oncoming traffic

8(2)(b)

2

Failing to dim headlights when following another vehicle


Highway Traffic Driver Regulations, 1999

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Subsection or Paragraph

Number of Points

Short Description of
Offences

5(2)(a)

3

Failure to have accompanying driver or qualified accompanying driver

 

5(2)(b)

3

Passenger in vehicle

5(2)(c)

3

Driving between midnight and 5 a.m.

5(2)(d)

3

No display of “novice driver” sign

6(1)(a)

3

Failure to have accompanying driver or qualified accompanying driver

6(1)(b)

3

Insufficient seat belts for passengers

7(2)(a)

3

Failure to have accompanying driver or qualified accompanying driver

7(2)(b)

3

Driving between sunset and sunrise

7(2)(c)

3

Driving on highway with speed limit over 80 kph

7(2)(d)

3

Carrying a passenger

8(1)

3

Driving between midnight and 5 a.m.

21

2

Operating air brake equipped vehicle without proper endorsement

26

3

Upgrading driver’s licence without properly licensed driving instructor

165/92 Table; 109/98 s4; 30/03 s1; 48/09 s1; 93/10 s1; 64/12 s1; 19/14 s1; 20/14 s1; 104/14 s1; 2017 c10 s16