Careless driving is one of the most commonly issued offences in Ontario. Careless driving is a charge that is most often given to someone who has been involved in a collision. It is a very broad charge that covers a wide array of situations.

A brief description of the charge is “driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention, or without a reasonable consideration for other people using the highway”. Retaining legal representation for a careless driving charge is imperative as the penalties for this offence are almost too severe to plead guilty to.


The penalties and conviction for careless driving are as follows

·        Demerit Points

·        Fine of no less than $4000 and no more than $2000

·        A possible suspension of your driver’s licence for a period of no more than years

·        A possible term of imprisonment of up to 6 months

·        A possible conviction registered on your driving record for three years of the date of the offence, and insurance companies may keep it longer.  

·        Serious insurance consequences and increase