Being a good driver is not only positive from a safety point of view, it also contributes to the public good. Keeping a good record allows you to maintain reasonable insurance premiums and permits you the freedom to operate a vehicle without licence restriction(s).
The Driver’s Licence Demerit Point Regulation is under the Motor Vehicles Act and is designed to identify persistent traffic violators and protect pedestrians and careful motorists from drivers who abuse the privilege of operating motor vehicles. Drivers who consistently accumulate points can have their driving privileges suspended. These points apply throughout North America.
When a driver is convicted of a driving-related offence, they are given demerit points. The points remain on the driver’s record for 24 months. Demerit points may be reduced once in a two-year period if a driver successfully completes an approved driver improvement course.