Out Of Province Speeding – Quebec

Inquiry:  Hi, I’m originally from Qc but I am now an Ontario resident. I got pulled in Qc this week for goint 130km/h in a working zone (70 km) on the highway.  I got a fine of $900 in Quebec, but I know that the Ontario fine range for $2K to 10K for a similar offence. Since I got stopped in Qc, will I have to pay both the Qc and Ontario fine or only the Quebec one?  Also, how do I know if I have also been charged with stunt or reckless driving? It’s not mentioned anywhere on the ticket.  Thank you

Response:  The record of conviction will likely go to your Ontario driving record, however, you should not be required to pay any additional fine.  At 50 km/h over the speed limit, the charge will fall into the highest (6 demerit point) level for the MTO and be very problematic for insurance.  Given the nature of the charge, you may wish to review the case with one of our staff via our toll-free number 1-866-801-8299.  We offer a free initial consultation on cases.  At the very least, it would be prudent to see if the charge can atleast be reduced to a lesser offence.

Sincerely,
Greg Currie
Office Manager (London)

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