FAILING TO STOP AT A RED LIGHT
This could impact your premiums as insurance companies tend to view this charge as a major offence.
A conviction for red light – fail to stop carries three demerit points and a set fine of $260.00 + surcharge. Any conviction for a red light – fail to stop will stay on your driving record for three years.
Definition of “Red Light – Fail to Stop”
Every driver approaching a traffic control signal showing a circular red indication, or red light and facing the indication shall stop his or her vehicle and shall not proceed until a green indication is shown.”
Ontario Highway Traffic Act Section 144(18)
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“Despite subsection 144(18), a driver, after stopping his or her vehicle and yielding the right of way to traffic lawfully approaching so closely that to proceed would constitute an immediate hazard, may, turn to the right; or turn to the left from a one-way street into a one-way street, without a green indication being shown”.
HOW CAN X-COPPER HELP YOU FIGHT A TRAFFIC TICKET?
X-Copper prepares for every red light case by ordering and reviewing the police officer’s notes and disclosure evidence before we attend court on your behalf. This ensures that our team of professionals are always prepared to tackle your failure to stop traffic ticket before we have even walked into the courtroom.