If you have a drivers licence, will your licence be suspended for fines received riding a bicycle and not paid?. Does this include all fines, including municipal bylaw fines and HTA fines.
One woman told me her young son got a ticket for a bicycle offence, did not tell her and did not pay the fine. She was told they issued a temporary licence to her son, then suspended it. Will this suspended licence now hang around until the son goes to get a real drivers licence, and have to get the temporary licence un-suspended with the $145 payment (as well as the fine).
Is there any consequence for not paying bicycle fines if one does not need or intends to get a drivers licence, surely there must be additional measure to collect the bicycle infraction fines other that suspending a drivers licence.
And yes. It does apply to fines received while driving a bicycle. This includes convictions under the HTA and any act listed in the schedule to this section.
If convicted of an HTA offence and the person does not hold a licence, the MTO will create a drivers licence number for that person and then suspend it until the fine and reinstatement fee is paid.
Unpaid parking tickets issued under a by-law must be paid before a licence plate is renewed.
I believe that other unpaid fines that don't result in a suspension may be forwarded to a collection agency at some point and may affect a persons credit rating.
http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2 ... taxes.html
Just to clarify is the licence suspension also for unpaid municipal bylaw fines, for example riding your bicycle on the sidewalk which is a municipal bylaw offence; or is licence suspension only for HTA offences while on a bicycle, for example disobeying a stop sign, which is an HTA offence?