DRIVING WITHOUT A SEATBELT
Section 106(1) of the Highway Traffic Act, RSO 1990, c H.8.
Ticket Shield is able to defend you against Driving Without A Seat Belt charges anywhere in Ontario. Driving with an inoperative seat belt or being charged as a passenger for not wearing a seat belt does not carry any demerit points. Any seat belt-related offences besides these, do carry 2 demerit points.
Seat belt infractions include driver not ensuring that passengers under the age of 16 are wearing their seat belt, not occupying position with a seat belt, not ensuring a child passenger is properly secured, driving a vehicle with the seat belt removed or inoperative, the driver or passenger of a motor vehicle not wearing, or not properly wearing their seat belt.
There are a few exceptions to this law, including driving a motor vehicle in reverse, medical reasons (documentation required), or being engaged in work that requires you to exit from your vehicle at a frequent interval as long as the vehicle does not travel above 40 km per hour.
- Set Fine: $200.00 – $1000.00
- Demerit Points: 0-2
- Additional Penalties: A conviction on your driving record for 3 years
Should I Fight the Driving Without A Seat Belt Charge?
Most definitely. Driving Without A Seatbelt can be a 2 demerit point offence. Not only can this affect your insurance premiums, if you accumulate enough demerit points, you could face suspension or lose your license completely.
How will Ticket Shield help you fight your Driving Without A Seat Belt Charge?
Ticket Shield spends the necessary time on your case with the purpose of eliminating the charges completely by having them withdrawn or dismissed. If this is not possible, we will negotiate with the prosecutors to shield your demerit points, protect your license from being suspended, negotiate for the lowest fine available, and ultimately, keep your insurance rates as low as possible.
Ticket Shield begins preparing your defence with requesting a disclosure pack from the prosecutors. We make a very specific request that requires them to provide the Police Officer’s notes, witness reports, radar manuals and calibration notes (if applicable), and any other relevant evidence that they plan to use against you. By obtaining these documents prior to your court date, we can review them with you if we have any questions, and prepare a defence based on all of the information.
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