As well I am guessing from your website that the 401 would have some by-law to make it so it can go 100km/h and not 80km/h... since I was caught in a posted 100km/h zone, would they have to show that it was a 100km/h zone? As well as show me the by-law if I request full disclosure?
No by-law required. It should be covered under Reg 619
. If you successfully argued no by-law, then the default speed limit applies, which is 80. Your fine and demerit points will increase. You don't want to go down that road.
Ah ok... for some reason you made it sound like the case would get thrown out because of no by-law presented. Because my ticket said it was in a 100km/h zone, they would have to prove it was indeed a 100km/h zone. But if the default applies anyways, which is 80, I see, no point.
Thanks for the kudos. Well I do change to things which make sense, and will increase safety. The only reason I did the centre lane previously, is because that is what it said to do in the driving book I had read. It never made sense, and even my father said he disagreed with it, and it should be the right lane unless you are passing(or in Toronto, always passing).
You have to remember I do come from a smaller town, Cornwall or St. Catharines now, and the traffic is not like it is in the GTA. So all that stuff that is going around you can get a bit overwhelming even for the best drivers out there. Therefore, I have taken measures to reduce that. It has worked for me for years. I find it an easy way through, less to worry about, less action around you, etc... I don't think everybody should adapt it. Each person has to find a way of driving depending on their circumstances which they feel the most comfortable and safe at. My ideas about Toronto may not be what someone else feels.
It is the world's busiest and widest(unrestricted lanes) highway, just google or wiki that one. It can be overwhelming to lots of drivers. I know my mother refuses and is afraid to even drive through Toronto.
I find that speed whether fast or slow isn't really what causes or induces accidents. It is relative speed to what the flow is doing.
If you are 40 over or 40 under the speed of the flow of traffic, you are a hazard, and the more over or under you are the more of a hazard you are. If everybody is travelling 200, and the road is safe to travel at that speed(curves wise) and you are then you are alright. No matter what the speed limit is, it is these people who are weaving in and out of traffic, or the people who are WAY slower than everybody else who cause or induce more accidents for one simple reason. Their actions are not predictable, everybody has less reaction time to these scenarios because of the difference in speed, and they don't stand out.
It is the difference in speed, and not speed itself which is a bigger factor. If I really need to I can create a traffic simulation program to prove this(I am taking a Bachelor in Computer Science).
You can just look to the scenario where you are following safely behind someone(a truck) doing the same speed as you, and lets say they suddenly merge over in front of you, and in front of him, is now a car going 50km/h less than you. Sorry, but you are now approaching him, if you are going 100km/h, at 50km/h rate instead of 0km/h rate from that other guy, your safe following distance, is now not so safe, and better put on the brakes, and better hope that guy behind you is not following too closely or else there will be an accident. It is just common sense.
Actually believe it or not uncontrolled intersections allow more traffic to flow through faster than controlled intersections according to one of my friend's papers. However this paper did not cover safety, obviously, just more cars got through in less time.
Also as for the autobahn, I had the luxury of working in Germany last summer. So I got to travel on it. Their road rules are 50km/h in the city, 100km/h in the country, and unlimited on freeways(autobahn, yes it is the whole network not just one highway), unless otherwised signed. In city regions it is slowed down to 130km/h.
As well there is no such thing as drinking and driving laws. At least for prevention. You are allowed to drink then drive on any and all German roads legally, HOWEVER... if you do get into an accident or another violation of the road laws and even have 0.01 alcohol in your system, you are automatically at fault or share of fault, even if you wouldn't have been at fault otherwise. Also the penalty of whatever infraction is multiplied by 10. So nobody really does it in fear of that consequence.
Also can drink alcohol in public, walking down the sidewalk or on the train if you want. No public intoxication law either. Just help home if you are far gone. Allowed public nudity in all public parks, and nude sunbathing is popular on a nice day.
Different culture, but I have to agree with some of it. It allows the police to actually focus on actual crimes and things which are dangerous rather than meanial stuff.
Note: I am not condoning drinking and driving, just how they handle it allows for less police to worry about it. I guess it is the difference of overpunishing the consequences instead of the what ifs. Either way, nobody should ever drive when they have had a drink.