How much is a ticket for not stopping at a stop sign

How much is a ticket for not stopping at a stop sign

A driver who passes through a red light or a stop sign without stopping has committed an offence under the Highway Traffic Act.

If the prosecutor proves that you entered the intersection as the light turned red, you must be charged. Any part of a car that crosses the pedestrian walkway area of the intersection enters an intersection.

In most cases, you can fight either a traffic ticket or a red light violation by following two common defenses. If the light was not red when you entered the intersection, you may initially argue that you stopped at the stop sign. You can't prove these types of arguments without credible witnesses or other evidence. It is possible to win your case, however, if the police officer does not appear to give evidence in court.

A second defense is to show there was something irregular about the signal or stop sign that led to confusion. You may be able to argue this as a defense if, for example, a tree obscured the sign. In truth, it is difficult to argue this point without credible evidence, such as a photo of the alleged offence.

Three demerit points and a fine can be assessed for failing to stop. If you lose your lawsuit and are found guilty, you can be fined between $200 and $1,000. Your driving record will be marked for three years if you fail to stop at a red light or stop sign. A driver who fails to stop for a school bus faces a fine and six demerit points.

Learn more: How long before an unpaid ticket becomes a warrant?

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