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by: hall on
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:55 am

I received a $490 ticket and 3 demerit points for not changing lanes when a police car was stopped on the shoulder of a highway. I did not know that this new rule existed. Is there a defense against this ticket since I did not intentionly commit an offense?

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by: hwybear on
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:13 pm

hall wrote: I did not know that this new rule existed.
It is not a new law.....it has been a law in Ontario since December 9th, 2002.....it was Bill 191
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca


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by: OTTLegal on
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:23 am

The court will reduce the fine if you appear in court, but you always want to win the case completely to keep your insurance rates low. Seek professional advice.
Chris Conway
Retired Toronto Traffic Officer, Hit & Run Squad Detective,
Breathalyzer Tech, Radar/Highway Patrol
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