Disobey sign 182(2)

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Disobey sign 182(2)

by: andywhan on
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:25 pm

Hi, i just got a ticket for Disobey sign 182(2) for being in a "carpool/bus" lane. I believe the lane is time limited (east of eglinton) during rush hour. I got the ticket @ approximately 3:15 and also the officer claims he was "trailing for some time". Well the stretch of land was less then one kilometer but in that area that was only 2 blocks! Secondly, the lane i was in was the same lane I needed to be in to make a right to get onto the highway (DVP). Any help here would be appreciated thanks.


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by: Traffic Law on
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:28 pm

You are allowed to be in that lane for limited distance only (I believe it is 45 meters). In that area it is impractical to get to the highway due to the traffic jams. Officers are there for this reason.


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by: andywhan on
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:32 pm

At 3PM there is basically no traffic going to the highway (on eglinton). That is why i believe there is a time frame operating.


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by: Traffic Law on
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:37 pm

What helps is to know what are the time restrictions on the sign?

Did you drive in that lane during restricted times? If yes, then did you drive there for a distance more than 45 meters? If yes, you are correctly charged.


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by: andywhan on
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:42 pm

Yes i understand what you are saying. A traffic officer has every right to give you a parking ticket if you are even 1 second over time limit. Follow the letter of the law he should and could do so. But, is doing so really following the spirit of the law or in anyway practical. Hell why doesn't that officer just ticker a jay walker that doesn't cross at a light or charge a person for littering when he accidently drops a candy wrapper without noticing.


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