If you’ve ever been speeding and not received a speeding ticket, consider yourself lucky and realize that it is time to stop speeding and start driving within the speed limits.
Speeding is never a good habit to get into, but there are many people who just can’t seem to drive within the posted speed limits. You may think that speeding isn’t much of a problem because everyone does it, and even you do it sometimes when you are in a hurry.
Well, think again. Speeding is the cause of many serious injuries and deaths. If you live in Ontario, and you are pulled over by the police for speeding, you are probably not going to be able to get away with a warning.
If you start to go over the speed limit, here is what you may be facing:
- Every speeding ticket comes with a fine, which will vary in amount depending on how many kilometers over the speed limit you are driving.
- If you are caught driving at more than 15 kilometers above the posted speed limit, not only will you receive a fine, but also demerit points.
- Having a speeding ticket on your driving record can make your insurance premiums higher than normal rates.
- You may face Driving License suspension, and if you are repeat offender, you could have your license taken away all together.
- Record on your drivers’ license history will not look good, and jobs involving driving may not be offered to you because of your driving record and tickets.
The little bit of thrill or the stress of needing to get to someplace ASAP is not worth it. Always do your best to stay within the posted speed limits.