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When the officer pulled me over he said do you know why I pulled you over?
i said no.
Officer said i have you going through the light.
He said I heard you rev the engine to fly through the light, do you know what amber means?
I informed him that I did not enter on the yellow, and that there was 1 sec on the pedestrian clock while i was entering. I then informed him that the car is loud and that I did not in fact rev the engine, but got back on the gas as I had been coasting.He would not listen to me at all.
He said I had plenty of time to stop.... I would like to know how he saw this as the other lanes were full heading north on markham, and I would have had to stop for a green in order to stop for the light.
The officer then asked me if I knew that the light had a **red light camera**, I said yes I live just up the street.
The officer said i should see him in court and we will work something out.
I believe I was selected because of the vehicle and sound and nothing else. I would not put it pass him to fabricate his notes saying he saw me speeding through the light and that I had plenty of time to stop. I may have gone up to 64 when I got back on the gas as i didnt want to be in the intersection for the redlight as I was now doing under the speedlimit as I had slowed a bit.
Now I plan to see the prosecutor to get this dropped, but I will go to court if I need too.
i know the traffic light cameras are suppose to take two pictures. one when you enter and one when you leave the intersection.
My question is can i request for the photos at that time, proving I did enter the intersection too late too stop safely.
This was a situation where you ask yorself do i go through or stop on the green, I should of stopped on the green.
Any advice on this ticket would be greatly appreciated.
I would certainly request disclosure to see what evidence the officer has in his notes. If you present your case well, I think there's a very good chance of beating the charge in Court, even if you did enter on an amber.
Would I have any benefit of recording this showing that i could easily have the same sound without speeding or raising my speed significantly? Its an automatic transmission so doesnt grab right away.
Has anyone ever heard of a similar case and the person getting off?
Would it be beneficial to me to show pictures to the prosecutor?
Should I write down what happened?
Would I hve any benefit writing the actual officer? If so how would I go about doing that?
If I was over 30 this would never have happened. if anyone has an idea how I should approach the prosecuter with this I would be greatly appreciated.