Traffic ticket advice in Quebec

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Nov 21, 2020
11 posts

Traffic ticket advice in Quebec

Noble RFDers,

I am hoping to get your advice. I am a Toronto resident and, unfortunately, got my FIRST speeding ticket in Quebec city. I had just got off the highway and was on 67 in a 50 zone. When I crossed the street light, the traffic camera took a picture of my license plate. Three week later, now, I have received my speeding ticket for $79. I don't want to go through any hassle so I have already paid off the amount. My question is:

1) Do I still have to plead guilty? Or is paying the fine enough?

2) Can I still get demerit points? Is it possible that once I plead guilty, I'll get a mail stating these are the demerit points on my license plate?

3) Would this ticket impact my insurance premiums?

5 replies
Deal Addict
Feb 17, 2012
2036 posts
nothing will be on ur record. they dont know whos driving. by paying u already admit guilt but they dont know who was driving so u basically just accepted the fine
Deal Expert
Aug 22, 2011
38878 posts
Center of Universe
Speed cameras are cash grabs.
No records, no demerit points.
Deal Guru
User avatar
Jul 12, 2003
12371 posts
Just pay the ticket, speeding camera have no impact on your insurance or driving record as they cannot determine who was driving it (been mentioned many times by the way)

It is a small ticket of $79, just plea guilty, pay it and get over with. The only impact from this is you are $79 short.
Retired Forum Moderator February 2009 - June 2015
Nov 21, 2020
11 posts
Thank you for the reply! I agree they are definitely cash grabs - this one was the first street light off the highway and the speed limit went down from 100 to 50, with speed camera installed. Having said that, missing the sign is still on me!

Do I really have to plead guilty though? I believe paying fine is considered guilty plea OR should I specifically send an email?

Thanks !
Deal Addict
Feb 21, 2004
1581 posts
Paying fine = automatic guilty plea, no more action required on your end