Inquiry: My Girlfriend got in an accident this morning. She hit a parked truck as she rounded a corner and the low sun was in her eyes. Her car was totaled with airbags and everything. She wasn’t hurt and called 911. They told her to bring the car to the reporting center. She was charged with careless driving. The officer said he knew the area and it wasn’t possible to get in an accident there. Can the ticket be lowered and points lowered?
Response: Careless Driving charges are one of the most serious offences that can be issued under the Highway Traffic Act, carrying 6 demerit points. Generally, barring a grounds to have the charge eliminated outright, we can have the offence reduced to a lesser minor offence. We would need to speak with your girlfriend directly to get more specific information about her case before being able to provide much more information. We offer a no-cost initial review of cases via our toll-free number 1-866-801-8299.