The Highway Traffic Act is a major piece of legislation that regulates the use and licencing of commercial and non-commercial motor vehicles in the province of Ontario, Canada. The Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) deals with and maintains records of Ontario traffic ticket offenses, convictions and suspension data related to motor vehicle use.
The Ontario Road Safety Annual Report (ORSAR), 2010, pointed out that nearly 90 per cent of motor vehicle convictions were related to Highway Traffic Act (HTA) offences and only 1.4 per cent were related to the Criminal Code of Canada (e.g., drinking and driving, dangerous driving, fail to remain).
As a major system of disciplining those in contravention of regulations concerning traffic safety,s.56 of the Highway Traffic Act allows the Lieutenant Governor in Council for Ontario to establish a demerit point system for said drivers.
For more information on Demerit Points and How They Work , please refer to the link.
A charge contrary to the Highway Traffic Act might not seem like a very serious issue. However, losing demerit points upon conviction for breaking certain traffic laws can have serious implications, including losing your licence. For convenient and most importantly, affordable service by experienced Paralegals, contact Help4U now.