I am new to this website and this is my first post so please forgive me if I've put this question in the wrong place. Please bear with me until I learn the ropes a bit.
So here are my questions:
Antique cars and hot rods (1930's- early '60's) and seat belt use in Ontario. If these vehicles never came from the respective factories with any seat belts, do they have to be retrofitted ?
Can an operator receive a ticket for not wearing a seat belt in an old car that did not have any seat belts installed when the vehicle was built umpteen years ago ?
Lastly, does anyone remember a public campaign from a few years ago that had "Speed Kills" as the catch phrase ? I think the O.P.P. had it. Do they still have those signs and posters up somewhere or is my memory playing tricks on me ? I thought that was a good campaign and I'd like to find some of those signs or put a sticker on my car or something. I know of the E.R.A.S.E. program but I think the "Speed Kills" gets right to the point. Anyway,
Please reply to this if you have any input or knowledge of my questions and thanks very much in advance !
http://www.OHTA.ca OR http://www.OntarioTrafficAct.com
(groan)Chopchop wrote:...I think the "Speed Kills" gets right to the point. Anyway,..
I agree with you about the 12 volt system. I've already done all that as I believe that excellent lighting (including third brake lights mounted as high as possible )and daytime running lights are absolute essentials.
Thank you again,
A careful examination of statistical data yielded scientific evidence to the contrary, but that won't stop a dirty politician from cryin' "Wolf" and bludgeoning the opposition with bad data represented as "statistics."
I will concede one derivative of the whole campaign.. Traffic fatalities would get reduced to close to zero if all vehicles were to be removed from the roads and never driven again.
What kind of a man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.
Unfortunately, we (as a society) seem to need simple little quotes to live our lives by. The phrase "speed kills" redirects attention from "real" dangerous driving behavior. Sure I just backed out of my driveway without turning my head to look for cyclists, but at least I didn't SPEED! (pats self on back).
Now if the little catch phrase could read, "Excessive speed conducted while driving in poor weather conditions on crowded roads in an crappy automobile driven by an inferior driver who's busy texting their friends, Kills!", then I might be a little happier with it
Of course, the time it would take to read such a sign would surely cause more pileups than would prevent
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca