A red light – fail to stop conviction carries three demerit points and a set fine of $260 + surcharge. A conviction for this charge will stay on your driving record for three years.
Definition of Red Light – Fail to Stop Charge
“Every driver approaching a traffic control signal showing a circular red indication, or red light and facing the indication shall stop his or her vehicle and shall not proceed until a green indication is shown.” Ontario Highway Traffic Act, Section 144(18)
Exception: “Despite subsection (18) and subject to subsection (14), a driver, after stopping his or her vehicle and yielding the right of way to traffic lawfully approaching so closely that to proceed would constitute an immediate hazard, may,
(a) turn to the right; or
(b) turn to the left from a one-way street into a one-way street,
without a green indication being shown.” Ontario Highway Traffic Act, Section 144(19)