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    DEMERIT POINT PENALTIES FOR FULLY-LICENSED AND GDL DRIVERS:


    Points     Offence 
    7 points      Failing to remain at the scene of a collision
    6 points      Careless driving 
    Failing to stop for a school bus 
    Racing 
    Speeding (exceeding limit by at least 51 km/h)
    5 points     Failing to stop at a railway crossing (School bus or a vehicle 
    carrying explosives, gas or flammable liquids) 
    Failing to stop for a peace officer
    4 points     Failing to yield right-of-way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk 
    Following too closely 
    Speeding (exceeding limit by 31 to 50 km/h)
    3 points      Driving to the left of the yellow line / Driving left of center on 
    unmarked two-way 
    Driving in the wrong direction on a one-way highway 
    Failing to report a collision 
    Failing to stop at an intersection controlled by a stop sign 
    Failing to stop for a red light at an intersection 
    Impeding passing vehicle 
    Improper passing 
    Stunting 
    Speeding (exceeding limit by 16 to 30 km/h)
    2 points     Failing to obey instruction of traffic control device 
    Improper backing - backing into an intersection or crosswalk 
    or unsafe backing onto a highway 
    Improper turns 
    Improper turns - U-turn 
    Traffic lane violation 
    Speeding (exceeding limit to maximum of 15 km/h)

For a complete listing of the Demerit Point Program visit: www.transportation.
alberta.ca/525.htm

 

108  A Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing 

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