HWTA 182(2) Nelson & 401

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HWTA 182(2) Nelson & 401

by: BigBird26 on
Tue May 25, 2010 3:58 pm

On June 2nd, 2009 I received a ticket for Disobey sign as I usually exit the highway @ Morningside and there was a large backup of traffic so I decided to get back on the 401 & continue to Markham Rd but I was not able to merge safely into the far right lane as traffic was not moving well and no one would allow me into the lane so I continued on the exit ramp lane to Nelson & figured I'd exit, make the left turn from the middle lane (2 left turn lanes and 1 right turn lane) and then merge into the entrance ramp (turn left then an immediate merge right), as I did this a police officer stepped out and motioned for me to pull over (turns out there was a blitz and they had pulled over numerous cars between 7am and the time I was pulled over at 8:37am).
The office asked me if I knew that what I just did was illegal, I advised him no as there was no sign to indicate no straight through and that I had signaled left and then right and merged safely.
He gave me a ticket stating 182(2) and advsied me that its $110 and 2 points and suggested that I fight the ticket (after I told him why I did this and that I had never done it before), he said that he'd probably be in court but he said he'd speak FOR me (which I doubt, honestly he won't remember me a year later I'm sure).
I requested a trial date (it's set for June 1st, 2010) and honestly never knew there were websites like this so I didn't know about meeitng with a JOP prior to requesting a court date nor did I know about disclosure.
So I'm going to take some pictures of the area (in a full circle, over lapping with date stamp and RAW format (if I can figure out how to do that on my camera) and also I'm going to try to find presidence with other cases that were dismissed or reduced (I'd be happy with it being dropped down to no points & paying the $110 fine).

I know that was long-winded but I have a lot of time on my hands right now as I'm injured, I tore a ligament in my right foot and am trying to figure everything out before next Tuesday when I have to somehow figure out how to get myself to court (would it be possible to request a new date due to my injury as I'm off my feet, on crutches or a wheelchair?)

Any help or advice would be appreciated as I've chosen not to hire a service and I'll be representing myself.

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