For info on why i was driving while suspended, you can refer to this topic: http://www.ontariohighwaytrafficact.com/topic4778.html
My 2 cents
And I have seen people get charged with "driving" while suspended even when they were just sitting in a car with the keys in the ignition.
In regards to seat belts, they are covered under both the Highway Traffic Act and the Regulation 613. It can be found here: http://www.canlii.org/en/on/laws/regu/r ... g-613.html
The regulation exempts police or their passengers from being belted.
As for directing you to move your vehicle to another location, police do have the authority to direct traffic. While you may be under suspension, the safety justification is something Courts readily accept and understand.
8.1 (1) The following are exempt from complying with subsections 8 (2), (3) and (4):
1. The driver of a taxicab, bus or public vehicle, while transporting a passenger for hire.
2. The driver of an ambulance.
3. Revoked: O. Reg. 236/09, s. 3 (1).
Im not sure wether or not we can consider a police cruiser as a vehicle for hire though.
They're not. It's section 2 and 3 of the regulation.Julio wrote:Im not sure wether or not we can consider a police cruiser as a vehicle for hire though.
2. A police officer or peace officer who in the lawful performance of his or her duty is transporting a person in his or her custody is exempt from subsections 106 (2), (3) and (4) of the Act.
3. A person who is in the custody of a police officer or peace officer is exempt from subsection 106 (3) of the Act.
No, the regulation that Stanton posted says that a police officer and any passengers he is transporting are exempt from the seat belt provisions of the Highway Traffic Act, including the section requiring child seats.Julio wrote:So he committed an offence by transporting my child without a car seat which I offered to?
So you save possibly hundreds of dollars and you are complaining.
And people wonder why cops have stopped cutting the public slack or become black and white when it comes to enforcement.
Go ahead and be sure to bring your complaint up in court and see how much sympathy the prosecutor will then cut you. I am guessing that they will figure since the cop cut you a huge break on the side of the road that they will fight to impose the maximum penalties. That is what they tend to do here when people complain about something that should have cost them cash. Ie: fighting tickets when they also got two or three roadside warnings.
And here's why I feel the need to inquire about my rights because you cant trust the guy wearing black shoes and white socks to tell you on the side of the road. You cannot get towed for suspension for unpaid fines.OPS Copper wrote:Cop does not tow the vehicle, which they could have done at your expense. (...)
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Not unless they were suspended by court order or by criminal code convictions. If you did, they could successfully appeal and you might have some explanation to do since your office would have to reimburse any towing and storage costs.paul1913 wrote:You most certainly can tow the vehicle. I have countless times. The majority of the time I offer the driver to get someone there to drive it.
source: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety ... lity.shtml
Effective December 1, 2010, drivers caught driving with a drivers licence that is already under a specific Highway Traffic Act (HTA) suspension(s) - including default of family support, but not including suspensions for defaulted fines or medical conditions* will have the vehicle they are driving impounded for seven days.
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