Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.

Ontario Highway Traffic Act

Discuss the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.


Post Your Traffic Ticket, and Get Help!


The Ontario Traffic Ticket Forum!


All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Check It Out
No unread posts New Set Fines Starting Sept 1st, 2015! Read and Learn Here.
  Print view

Highway Traffic Act vs Parental Responsibility Act
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:27 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:59 pm
Posts: 2
A few of us old timers were having a bit of debate over coffee today and I thought somebody here might be able to settle the bet so to speak.
We were talking about an unfortunate incident where a group of 16-17 year old kids were riding their bikes three abreast at night with no lights or helmets and they were hit from behind and one of them killed. A very tragic situation.
No charges were laid against the driver but the dead boys parents sued and the driver has now counter sued.
Our debate was up to what age are parents responsible for mistakes their kids make. We know that if a child under 16 is caught riding a bike without a helmet the parents are liable but if the child is 16 to 18 the parents are not liable, the teenager is.
We also know that under the Parental Responsibility Act there are some cases where a parent can be held responsible for his kid's actions up to the age of 18.
Can a parent be sued because their child, over the age of 16, did something in violation of the Highway Traffic Act that caused an accident?
Just wondering.


Top
 Profile  
 
Re: Highway Traffic Act vs Parental Responsibility Act
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:21 pm 
Offline
VIP

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:30 am
Posts: 812
This isn't a forum to discuss civil court matters.

_________________
Former Ontario Police Officer. Advice will become less relevant as the time goes by !


Top
 Profile  
 
Re: Highway Traffic Act vs Parental Responsibility Act
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:36 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:59 pm
Posts: 2
argyll wrote:
This isn't a forum to discuss civil court matters.


Sorry. Didn't mean to upset anyone but I saw this post on this site when I was doing a search and thought my question was related.

topic3140.html


Top
 Profile  
 
Re: Highway Traffic Act vs Parental Responsibility Act
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:36 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:04 pm
Posts: 1048
Location: Ontario, Canada
This is interesting, continue if you like...opinions and discussions is what a forum is all about!

_________________
Visit us at: Ontario Ticket OR OHTA OR Ontario Traffic Act OR Highway Traffic Act


Top
 Profile  
 
Re: Highway Traffic Act vs Parental Responsibility Act
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:21 pm 
Offline
Sr. Member

Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:08 pm
Posts: 536
Location: Ontario
This is one of those situations where the law doesn't seem to jive with common decency. You can pretty much sue anyone for any reasonable loss. If I have this right she is suing his estate not his parents, his estate is currently worthless. Perhaps if the parents sue successfully and the damages are awarded to the estate of the deceased then the estate would have some value. With tort law damage is usually assessed among the responsible parties so if the boy's estate would be responsible for paying a percentage of the total damage.

As far as what age are parents responsible for their kids actions. That is an age old question and the law has different answers as you have pointed out. Philosophically, I'm torn on this one because there are many adults who commit misdeeds due to bad parenting, but that begs the question when does a person have to take sole responsibility for their actions? I guess it need to be looked at on a case by case basis.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Related topics
 Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. At what age does parental responsibility end

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

DaveS

21

2087

Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:30 pm

DaveS View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Longboarding and the Highway Traffic Act

JayEmSee

6

4082

Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:39 pm

FyreStorm View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Ontario Highway Traffic Act Section 75 (1)

MazdaMX3

1

2659

Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:54 pm

Radar Identified View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. My ticket: Contrary to THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT 32(1)

sherioteri

4

753

Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:47 am

hwybear View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. highway traffic act schedules and codes

mrchris111

1

648

Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:08 pm

hwybear View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Does the Highway traffic act apply to OPP ?

Twojacks

4

581

Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:44 pm

OPS Copper View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Turn Not in Safety-Highway Traffic Act 142(1)

kelawala

1

3986

Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:15 am

HPTO View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Trail on July 21, Highway Traffic Act 182(2), NEED HELP !!

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

bbsasa10

16

1502

Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:18 pm

MYOHTA View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Section 172 of Highway Traffic Act (Sunts) - Examination

tdrive2

8

1013

Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:07 pm

hwybear View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Proceed Contrary to Sign - Highway Traffic Act S144 (9)

inv1si0n

0

882

Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:49 pm

inv1si0n View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Proceed Contrary to Sign Highway Traffic Act S144 (9)

inv1si0n

2

1044

Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:15 pm

inv1si0n View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. HIGHWAY TRAFFICE ACT 141 (5)

Brampton

3

885

Tue May 24, 2016 7:47 pm

Brampton View the latest post

 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Web Development & Search Engine Optimization
Home | Court Listings | Ontario Traffic Ticket

Copyright 2007 - 2017 © Microtekblue Inc. Web Development & Search Engine Optimization Service. We Support phpBB All Rights Reserved.