How Does A Speeding Ticket In Alberta Impact You're Insurance?
About Alberta Speeding Fines And Demerits
Even if you are just traveling one km/h over the posted speed limit, did you realize that you might still receive a speeding ticket?
Only a few jurisdictions in Canada, including Alberta, raise fines for exceeding the speed limit by one km per hour. Many people believe that penalties for speeding are rarely issued unless the driver is above the speed limit by at least 10 km/h on city streets and 20 km/h on highways.
This is not true. The Globe and Mail claims.
According to the government, there were 106,088 convictions in Alberta for exceeding the speed limit by 1 to 15 km/h between April 2016 and March 2017. This is a portion of the 296,640 convictions overall. If you are found speeding in an area used for construction or a school, your fine will double.
Do Speeding Tickets Affect Insurance in Alberta?
Yes, your insurance may be affected by speeding fines in Alberta. Several variables determine whether and how much your costs may increase, including:
- Speed: How fast you were going over the speed limit.
- Your Record: The number of speeding tickets you have on your driving record.
- Amount Of Tickets: If other traffic fines are levied in combination with your speeding ticket.
Receiving several infractions for minor speeding within three years may result in a considerable rise in your rates and difficulties obtaining coverage when your policy is up for renewal.
Speeding Is A Factor In Accidents In Alberta
In addition to having an adverse effect on your Alberta auto insurance, speeding is a risky driving habit that contributes to numerous traffic deaths.
The following is stated in the 2016 Alberta Transportation Traffic Collision Statistics:
Compared to 7.7% of drivers in crashes that resulted in injuries, over one-quarter (23.8%) of drivers involved in fatal collisions were found to have been driving at a hazardous speed. These 1,194 drivers were involved in collisions that claimed 72 lives and injured 1,699 more.
When speeding and serious accidents occur together, it might cause serious problems for you. You could require high-risk vehicle insurance if you're having problems getting covered.
What Happens If I Have An Unpaid Speeding Ticket in Alberta?
There will be a late charge if your speeding ticket is not paid on time. Most crucially, unless you pay your speeding ticket fine, you will not be allowed to renew your Alberta car registration or use any vehicle registration services from a registry agent.
How Can I Pay My Speeding Ticket in Alberta?
In Alberta, you have two options for paying your speeding fine: online via eService Alberta, or in person at a registry agent. Just input your ticket number and proceed with the online instructions.
Your ticket could not have been put into the system or it might be older than two years if you see a "Ticket Not Found" notification. Paying is possible at a register office.
What Happens If I Lost My Speeding Ticket?
It's not a big deal to lose a speeding ticket. Be careful to make the timely payment. For help, call Resolution and Court Administration Services at 1-855-738-4747 if you have misplaced or lost your ticket.
How Many Speeding Ticket Points in Alberta Will I Get?
The amount of demerit points you will receive in Alberta for speeding depends on the speed at which you were pulled over. There are four types of demerits for speeding tickets:
- 1-15 km/hr over: 2 demerits
- 16-30 km/hr over: 3 demerits
- 31-50 km/hr over: 4 demerits
- 51+ km/hr over: 6 demerits
Speeding Ticket Fines Chart
The exact amount of km/h over the posted speed limit that you are recorded at determines the fine associated with your speeding citation in Alberta. Your pace is therefore closely related to your penalties. This is an overview of Alberta's speeding ticket fines:
- 1-15 km/hr over: $78 - $120
- 16-30 km/hr over: $140 - $239
- 31-50 km/hr over: $253 - $474
- 51+ km/hr over: $650 - $2000, plus the potential for a driver’s licence suspension
How Long Do Speeding Tickets Stay On Your Record in Alberta?
Tickets for speeding that are guilty will remain on your record for three years, not from the date of issuance. Verify your driving history and make sure your ticket is cancelled when it expires.
Do Insurance Companies Care About Alberta Speeding Ticket Demerits?
The demerit points associated with speeding tickets don't worry insurers. Instead, they calculate prices on the quantity of convictions for speeding and the seriousness of the speeding penalty.
What If I Get A Speeding Ticket in Calgary?
Calgary's speeding ticket penalties and demerits are the same as those imposed throughout the province. You can pay your traffic court fines in person at the Calgary Traffic Court or online if you receive a speeding ticket, picture radar ticket, or speed on green and red light camera ticket.
What To Do If You Get An Edmonton Speeding Ticket
The same penalties and demerits apply to speeding tickets in Edmonton as they do in other cities across the province. Your Edmonton speeding ticket can be paid for online, at any Registry Office, or at any Provincial Court.Back Home