It would seem these days that I collect driving fines like they are trophies. My driving isn’t half bad – really it’s not. When it comes to parking however, I cannot seem to get it right. Some days I will stare at the signs longer than I should need to determine if I’m within the right timeframe and zone, and some days admittedly I play a little Russian roulette with the parking authority. I mean what are the odds that they’ll drive by in the “quick five-minutes” that I’ll be in that office? Unfortunately for me, it turns out those odds are usually pretty good.
Changes at the Registry
Here in Alberta they have changed the way they notify drivers about driver’s license and registration renewals. Effective April of this year, they have stopped notifying drivers and vehicle owners with a note in the mail. To me that just sounds like another way to add to my collection trophies, but this change of notification means a $3 million dollar savings for the province each year.
If like me your memory for these things isn’t the greatest, you can still get a friendly reminder to stay up-to date.
- Head to your local registry to sign-up for an email reminder
- Sign-up for an e-notification at one of the following links:
Or simply put it in your calendar. Do it now, have a look at your license and registration and mark the dates down in your calendar – avoid the fines.
What are the fines?
If you happen to get pulled over in Alberta and do not have proper documentation, these are the fines you may be facing.
- Expired registration – $230
- Driving without a license – $325
Other fines that are worth noting and easy to avoid…
- Driving without insurance starts with a mandatory fine of $375 and if a judge finds you guilty, add an additional $2500 to that tab. Make sure you have a valid pink slip in your glove box.
- Driving without seatbelts, the fines start at $155. As the driver you are responsible to ensure all passengers are wearing the proper restraints in the vehicle.
- Distracted driving, this comes with a $287 fine and three demerits. It’s easy to avoid, just pay attention to the road.
You can find a list of driving fines in Ontario in the resource section below too.
Want to know more? Review these sources and resources.
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