Today I learned that wearing seatbelts are mandatory for passengers in the backseat after getting 2 x $ 240.00 tickets for me and my wife.
So after 13 years driving I guess this is the law since 2006. Anyway, should I appeal Not Guilty? Is there any chance I can win for not knowing the law?
Or should I just choose "early resolution" for reducing the fine?
My wife is a student and I just quit my job so unemployed at the moment. My wife got her license last year as she's only been living in Canada for 14 months. I never ever got a ticket in my life before.
PS. I live in Niagara Falls but got the tickets in highway 401 near Toronto.
Absolutely not.coolamir wrote:Anyway, should I appeal Not Guilty? Is there any chance I can win for not knowing the law?
It would be a lot better than your previous suggestion.coolamir wrote:Or should I just choose "early resolution" for reducing the fine?
LOL, I'm confused as to why you wouldn't wear a seatbelt in the back seat even if it wasn't mandatory??? Is it safer in the back than it is in the front some way? That just makes absolutely no sense to me at all. All I can see is that you now become dangerous to everyone else in the car that were smart enough to buckle up when you are involved in a collision because you pinball off everything inside..... and maybe outside too if you are really unlucky.coolamir wrote: Today I learned that wearing seatbelts are mandatory for passengers in the backseat
P.S. Probably wouldn't fight the ticket though, claiming to not know the law is not a defense, it is just an explanation. Also you won't get any points on your licence because you were a passenger.
Last edited by Passing Thru on Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
This is an update to let you guys know that I went for an early resolution. Didnt even talk, just agreed that I'm guilty. They automatically reduced it to 100.00 from 240.00 which at the end comes up to be 125.00. I also have an option to pay on a monthly bases (4 months max).