Bad drivers beware in Ontario. Ticket fees are going up in a big way starting on New Year's Day. A fine that cost you $500 today will be upped to $2,000 and a possible two-year suspension of your license as the New year rolls in.
Starting in January, Ontario drivers will be charged $2,000 for those who who don’t pull over for emergency vehicles, or follow fire vehicles too closely. In addition to losing a bundle from your wallet, three demerit points will be added to your license, that is if you don't lose it for two years.
The fine for running a red light or for not using your seat belt will increase from $500 to $1000. Careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident will also see a much higher fine, going from the current maximum of $1,000 to a new standard of $2,000.
Other penalties will remain the same for those offenses. Leaving the scene of an accident or driving carelessly can also get you six months in jail and/or losing your license for two years, reports Newstalk 1010.