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The reciprocity agreement amongst the Canadian Provinces and New York was implemented for the purpose of exchanging traffic violation records. Under the term of the agreement, each Canadian Province and New York State agreed to notify the home jurisdiction of the driver’s offense, expecting the home Province to take action with respect to DWI's / DUI's, unpaid traffic tickets, suspensions etc. Infractions committed by the driver would result in the application of demerit points in the driver’s home Province’s driving record. As well, each participating Province and Territory agreed to transfer the driver’s license information if that driver was moving to another Province or Territory. This may include the home Province/Territory having to withhold/suspend the driver’s driving privileges or the denial of vehicle registration. If you are a commercial driver or if your offense involves your commercial driver’s license, it is particularly likely that your arrest will be reported and action taken promptly.
All of the provinces and territories except Quebec have reciprocity arrangements with New York State. These federal arrangements apply to 45 American states and all Canadian Provinces and territories.
Quebec does have a reciprocity arrangement with the following states:
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55 Koenig Rd.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone: (716) 536-0589
Fax (716) 832-5680
Email: Patrick McLaughlin