Speeding, racing, careless driving, and crashes would be a popular sight if not for the many rules, regulations, and demerit point system. Driving is a great responsibility and privilege so the demerit point system is their to ensure people do not abuse the privilege and risk not only themselves but the thousands of people on the road as well.
The Demerit point system was created with the primary purpose to identify, deter, and penalize repeat offenders of traffic laws, while streamlining the legal process. Canada uses a 15 point based demerit system where you gain points and depending on the amount of points you acquire you gain penalties such as a suspension and fines which can be very high. If your total accumulated demerit points exceeds 2-8 you receive a letter of warning, 9-14 the offender may be disqualified from driving for a time, and 15+ the offender’s driving license may be revoked or suspended. Points are typically applied after driving offenses are committed, and cancelled at a defined time, which is usually a few years.
Now you can receive points in a wide variety of ways