Do points from a New York ticket transfer to Canada?
Will New York points appear as demerit points on my Canadian record?
In the case of certain violations (e.g. speeding), if a Canadian gets a traffic violation in New York the points will transfer to Canada. Canada will assess a certain number of demerit points based on the violation the driver is convicted of. If you want to fight your ticket yourself, you will most likely have to show up in court in New York. We recommend that you hire a New York Traffic Attorney, who has worked with Canadian drivers in the past and will be able to represent you in court so you don’t have to appear (in most cases) and negotiate a reduction of the charges.
Under a particular arrangement, Ontario and Quebec share information with New York State regarding traffic violations and exchange points and demerits between countries.
For example, an Ontario driver found guilty of a speeding ticket in New York State will be looked at demerit points as if the conviction had occurred in Ontario.
Ontario demerits for speeding infractions:
- 3 demerits for speeding over the posted limit 16-29 Km/h (approximately 10-19 mph)
- 4 demerits for speeding over the posted limit 30-49 Km/h (approximately 19-31 mph)
- 6 demerits for speeding over the posted limit 50 Km/h (approximately 31 mph)
Other violations can transfer to Ontario and Quebec include failure to obey a stop sign, failure to obey a traffic
light, and failure to yield for a school bus.
Frequently Asked Questions about New York Traffic Tickets.
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