Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.

Ontario Highway Traffic Act

Discuss the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.


Post Your Traffic Ticket, and Get Help!


The Ontario Traffic Ticket Forum!


All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Check It Out
No unread posts New Set Fines Starting Sept 1st, 2015! Read and Learn Here.
  Print view

140kph on 401 rear facing radar question
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:23 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:13 pm
Posts: 1
Hi guys,

my first post here, hoping someone can shed some light on this for me..


Saturday 8pm, i was travelling on the 401 east from Toronto. i was travelling in the passing lane, and yes i admit i was travelling in excess of the posted 100kph. i came up behind a car that was in the slow lane, upon closer inspection i saw it was a crown Victoria ghost car, so i brake to 100, this takes literally a second to drop my speed, the cruiser then sees me and brakes and signals for me to pull over. he approaches the car and tells me he clocked me at 140, i asked how he came up with that speed as although i admitted i was speeding, i doubted his claim that i was going 140. he informed me that opp had rear facing radar that were able to instantly read the speed of any car behind them instantaneously even when the cruiser is in motion. i asked for the possibility of a break, to which he replied, "i dont give breaks" and walked off. I took the ticket and proceeded on my way watching my speed for the rest of my journey.

140kph, $295, 4 points.

So, Question time.

Do the opp cruisers have the ability to read the speed of another car coming from behind when the police car is in motion?? is this accurate?? or is this something that i could challenge in court?? i have never heard of something like this before.

what box should i tick on the ticket before sending in?? A plea of guilty but submissions as to penalty
B trial option, (does teh officer need to attend?)


I dont want to pay a lawyer 500 to defend me though. as i have a BC license and the points will not be applied as its out of province. its just the principal of the thing, i dont think i was doing the 140 period.

any help, or if you guys are able to shed some light on this would be awesome!!!

thanks in advance


Top
 Profile  
 
Re: 140kph on 401 rear facing radar question
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:47 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:21 am
Posts: 2933
Location: In YOUR rearview mirror!
rear antenna radar has been around for a long time. All OPP cars I have seen have both front and rear antenna, both accurate and therefore can easily obtain a speed of a vehicle catching up to the cruiser from behind.

_________________
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca


Top
 Profile  
 
Re: 140kph on 401 rear facing radar question
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:31 am 
Offline
High Authority

Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:49 pm
Posts: 2110
Location: Ontario
mickydub wrote:
as i have a BC license and the points will not be applied as its out of province. its just the principal of the thing, i dont think i was doing the 140 period.


I would confirm that with the BC ministry that looks after licencing. The Canada Driver Licence Compact states that all Provinces are to exchange conviction information and apply appropriate points for what the same conviction would require in the home Province. Upon conviction Ontario should forward the information to BC, since your licence information is recorded on the ticket.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Related topics
 Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Need help in a ticket on 401, speeding 144km/hr on Radar

mmqureshi

2

2169

Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:39 am

mmqureshi View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 130km/h in 100 zone on 401, possibly no radar

Gathax

13

1045

Wed May 25, 2016 11:02 am

Gathax View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Parked facing wrong way, parking on one side only

brantim

5

5138

Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:20 am

hwybear View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Parking Vehicle Facing Wrong Direction?

Mujaman

1

2902

Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:28 pm

Stanton View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Do Red Light Cameras Only Capture the Direction It's Facing?

triumph1

1

2830

Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:56 pm

Stanton View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 142km on 401 going west, near 401 exit to Homer Watson Blvd

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

GTKY

23

3410

Thu May 28, 2009 4:22 pm

GTKY View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Ticket for "parking facing wrong direction" while in a lot

Joe

2

1237

Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:31 am

Reflections View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Rear End Collision

aval18

2

3413

Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:58 am

Traffic Law View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Rear-Ended and a TICKET?!

ottawa.newbie

7

2069

Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:00 pm

HighMileJon View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Rear Ending on HWY427

xxorooxx

3

576

Mon May 16, 2011 11:35 pm

Simon Borys View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Rear end collision

question

3

1965

Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:10 am

Stanton View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. I was rear ended today :(

babyrocky1

0

610

Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:04 pm

babyrocky1 View the latest post

 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Web Development & Search Engine Optimization
Home | Court Listings | Ontario Traffic Ticket

Copyright 2007 - 2017 © Microtekblue Inc. Web Development & Search Engine Optimization Service. We Support phpBB All Rights Reserved.