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Fail To Report

Mar 30, 2022

Fail To Report Sec 199(1)

 Section 199(1) of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act creates a Fail to Report ticket, and the act stipulates the duty of any driver involved in an accident directly or indirectly has a duty to report the particulars of the accident to a peace officer forthwith.

With the above said, it is important to understand you have a duty to report an accident is triggered as the act and regulation also stipulates that the apparent property damage sustained must exceed $2,000. If the property damage is minor and under the $2,000 threshold, you have 24 hours to report the collision to a collision center.

Fail to Report Accident Penalties:

Court-imposed penalties for a Fail to Report Accident ticket are as follows:

  • a monetary fine not exceeding $1,000, plus surcharge and court costs.

Following an in court conviction for failing to report, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will then impose the following:

  • three (3) demerit points will be applied to the Ontario Driver’s Licence; and/or
  • the Ontario Driver’s Licence may be suspended for the accumulation of too many demerit points.

In addition to the court and MTO-imposed penalties following a conviction for failing to report, it is understood that your insurance premiums may drastically increase, or in the most severe of cases, your policy may be cancelled.

HOV Offences

surcharge as well as along with three (3) demerit points applied to the license of the driver by the Ministry of Transportation.

The penalty for misuse of the HOV lane is a set fine of $85.00 plus $25 applicable as the victim