Alberta Fines and Demerits
Driving even a little too fast in Alberta can have unpleasant consequences.
Yes, it’s true that sometimes we can be in a little too much of a hurry, and it’s easy to press on the gas pedal a little harder, or to simply get preoccupied or distracted and miss noting the speed limit, only to be startled by the flashing lights; either red and blue ones or the flash of camera.
If you are a driver in Alberta and commute any distance regularly, there is a good chance that you may be tempted to try and pick up the speed and arrive at your destination sooner.
Driving over the speed limit is considered reckless driving, since the limit is put there to limit speeds to what is considered 'safe' for that area or location.
In 2016, Alberta Transportation Traffic Collision Statistics reported that,
“Nearly one quarter (23.8%) of drivers in fatal collisions were reported as traveling at an unsafe speed compared to 7.7% in injury collisions. Collisions involving these 1,194 drivers resulted in 72 fatalities and 1,699 injuries.”
A Few Things to Remember
In addition to receiving a ticket, getting fined can have adverse effects on your Alberta Auto Insurance rates. When an insurance company determines your rates, a number of are looked at, including how many tickets you have received, how long you have been driving, the type of offence and how fast you were driving over the speed limit.
Alberta speeding tickets will remain on your driving record for three years from the date you are convicted. Photo radar tickets do not have any demerit points associated to them.
Demerits for Alberta Speeding Offences:
Speeding ticket fines in Alberta:
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