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New driving penalties coming to Ontario
June 5, 2019

Ontario is gearing up for a lot of new changes to their road rules and highway code. These vary across many different areas and will be affecting all drivers. wants to keep you informed and updated on all the new changes coming.

Many Quebecers cross the border in to Ontario on a regular basis whether it’s for business or pleasure. Some people even live in Quebec and work in Ontario. Knowing what changes are coming and what you can expect will be most helpful to anyone driving in Ontario.

In order to simplify everything for you we’ve compiled a list with all the changes and some brief explanation on each one. 


  • Holding and or using your cell phone while driving for first time offenders will net you a fine in the amount of $1,000 plus a 3-day suspension to your driver’s license.
  • Driving without a driver’s license will get you a fine of $250.
  • Failure to update your address on your driver’s license more than six days from the change will cost you $230.
  • Anyone reckless enough to be caught driving without insurance and gets involved in an accident will receive a $5,000 fine and have their license suspended for 5 years.
  • If you run a red light you will receive a fine of $900.
  • Crossing over 2 solid yellow lines will cost you $50.
  • Illegal U-Turns and turn violations in general will get a ticket in the amount of $350.
  • Anyone caught speeding anywhere from 1-15KM over the speed limit will have to pay a fine of $250 while speeding 16-25KM over the speed limit will increase the fine to $450.
  • On the other hand, if you are caught driving too slowly which can also endanger other drivers and you will need to pay a fine of $399.
  • Failure to stop at a stop sign will now cost you $270.
  • Passing a school bus while the flashing stop sign is on is $850.
  • Parking your car in a bus lane or zone is now $900.
  • Failure to turn on your lights 30 minutes before it becomes dark outside will get you a fine of $200.
  • If your car’s tinted windows are too dark you will receive a fine of $199.
  • Driving without a seatbelt (also quite foolish to do) will cost you $200. Children without seatbelts will get you a fine of $599.
  • Carpool lane violations are now worth $505.
  • Driving around with expired license plates will get a fine of $500.


With all these new changes and increases in fines it’s important to make sure you adhere to new laws. Otherwise you could wind up with large fines and possibly even get your license suspended.

The information provided in this blog post is strictly meant for educational purposes only. This information should never be confused with getting proper legal advice. There is no substitute for legal consultation with an experienced and professional traffic ticket lawyer who understands the law and how it affects you. If you find yourself in a situation like this, please do not hesitate to call us for more information or to book your consultation with us.