Most Canadians support income-based speeding tickets: poll

a new survey A survey conducted by Research Co. found that a majority of Canadians support tying speeding tickets to income.

A survey released on Friday found that 65% of Canadians surveyed support the introduction of gradual penalties for speeding tickets in cities. Additionally, 24% of his respondents were against the concept and 11% were undecided.

Some European countries such as Finland and Switzerland have implemented progressive punishment systems. Finnish authorities set fines based on the offending driver’s disposable income and how much the offending driver exceeded the posted limit.

Breaking the data down by region, residents of BC and Quebec were most likely to support gradual penalties for speeding tickets (69%), while 63% of people in Ontario were in favor of the system. doing.

Support for this proposal is lower in Saskatchewan and Manitoba (62%), Atlantic Canada (60%) and Alberta (59%).

Research President Mario Canseco said in a news release: “Among Canadians living in households with an annual income of $100,000 or more, 34% oppose this course of action, 10 percentage points higher than the national average.”

Some municipalities, such as Saanich, British Columbia, are discussing introducing a graduated penalty system for traffic tickets based on the offending driver’s disposable income and the number of days the fine is outstanding.

In addition to speeding tickets, more than half (58%) of Canadian respondents said they supported implementing a progressive penalty system for unpaid parking tickets issued by their city or town, while 31% opposed and 11% were undecided.


The results are based on an online survey of 1,000 Canadian adults conducted between March 18 and March 20, 2023. Data are statistically weighted according to Canadian Census figures for age, gender and region. The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Coverage for this article was paid for through The Afghan Journalists in Residence Project funded by Meta.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button