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  [ 10 posts ] 
Check It Out
No unread posts New Set Fines Starting Sept 1st, 2015! Read and Learn Here.
  Print view

OOPS! Anyone beat a cell phone ticket yet?
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:38 am 
Offline
Jr. Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:17 pm
Posts: 69
So i got stopped. He told me he stopped me because "you were squealing your tires back there, and then you were talking on your phone." I replied with a smirk that its a cadillac, i cant squeal the tires. Then he said "are you saying you werent talking on the phone? And i hesitated and just said "im not saying anything.

He walked away and came back with the ticket. $155.

Ive heard that it can go up if i take it to court? As high as $400 but as low as $60.

My phone was in the console by the time he got to the car. Probably means squat, but he didnt ask for it or anything. Just told me to drive safe and went on his way.

I thought about just bargaining with it; go in and say i have a blue tooth device but the iphone is screwed lately and it doesnt work any more. Put on a sob story and ask for reduced fine.

Are insurence companies milking these tickets?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:58 am 
Offline
VIP
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:20 am
Posts: 1065
The set fine for the charge is $155 but when you go to court that doesn't apply anymore. It is only for out of court settlements. Once you have a trial the maximum set out in the Provincial Offences Act applies ($500).

That being said, unless there are serious aggravating factors (prior record, etc) they crown almost always asks for set fine amount when it comes to sentencing.

It could be less if you negotiate with the crown before hand in exchange for a guilty plea or if you use option #2 on the back - a walk in guilty plea before a JP.

_________________
http://www.boryslaw.ca
NOTHING I SAY ON HERE IS LEGAL ADVICE.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:45 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:49 pm
Posts: 1490
Location: somewhere in traffic
Quote:
My phone was in the console by the time he got to the car


Me thinks you should maybe pay this one.............

_________________
http://www.OHTA.ca OR http://www.OntarioTrafficAct.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:32 am 
Offline
Jr. Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:05 pm
Posts: 94
Reflections wrote:
Quote:
My phone was in the console by the time he got to the car


Me thinks you should maybe pay this one.............


Ha Ha good eye there reflections. I missed that first read through.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:47 pm 
Offline
Jr. Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:17 pm
Posts: 69
ya pretty much decided to pay it.

And for the price of a blue-tooth headset? (I have an iPhone)..

Ill tint my windows.....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:39 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:21 am
Posts: 2933
Location: In YOUR rearview mirror!
I paid $79 for my bluetooth at future shop. All I had to do was "sync" the phone to the device. Easy to use, phone rings, press one button and talk. Same to dial...press same one button, say "call" and the number.

_________________
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:52 pm 
Offline
Jr. Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:17 pm
Posts: 69
iPhones with later firmware lock up a lot; apples fault, bad software. I dont dare turn my bluetooth on, i'd never be able to answer it.

And for those who might want to chime in, my phone is carrier unlocked so i cant update to the newest firmware yet :P

I have a wired earphone with a mic in it, but it has a habbit of getting tangled up, more dangerous than holding the phone i think.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:40 pm 
Offline
Sr. Member

Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:06 pm
Posts: 354
I have a Iphone 3 and my partner has a 4. It has never locked up with the blue tooth ...ever....In fact I googled it and could not find anything. So I am going to call BS If it was as big of a problem that you say it would be everywhere in the internet.

Besides isn't a lock up cheaper than a ticket because I am not sure there is an exemption in the HTA charge when using an Iphone..

Ops


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:47 pm 
Offline
Jr. Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:17 pm
Posts: 69
i call BS on your searching skills.

2 second search in google, first 2 results:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jsp ... 4&tstart=0

http://appletoolbox.com/2010/06/iphone- ... -0-update/

I fix iphones every week, along with many other electronics.....

Mine is a 3G.

the 3GS, which is an altogether different phone, doesnt have this problem.

Yes it can be fixed, if you want to repair it every 4-5 days. Thats how long mine lasts before it starts to deteriorate.

The only way i can answer a call if the phone is locked (after 15 mins non-use) is if EVERYTHING is turned off. WiFi, Bluetooth, etc... all the extra "features".

And of course, your "friend has a iphone 4" and it works fine because, well, -iPhone Operating System 4" was made for that phone. It happens to work ok on the 3GS.

Version 4.1 fixes a LOT of freezing problems for the 3G, but there is no carrier unlock available for 4.1 yet.

I dont call BS on things i am not well educated about, especialy by googling for giggles for answers to things i dont even know how to search for.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:06 pm 
Offline
Sr. Member

Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:06 pm
Posts: 354
Well that would be all well and good but I said I have a 3g not a 3gs.

Either way does not matter I am not the one getting the tickets. If bluetooth does not work may as well get used to tickets or stop your car when you drive.

ops


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 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. Cell phone ticket while on boulevard

torontotom

1

1093

Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:38 am

bend View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. How to fight a cell phone ticket??

ae33

1

3820

Wed May 15, 2013 4:52 pm

iFly55 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Can I fight this cell phone ticket?

lacey23

6

8598

Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:56 pm

jsherk View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Cell Phone Ticket. Need Advice

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

forevergone

29

1415

Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:15 am

EphOph View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cell phone usage ticket in Quebec.

2slow2go

3

1970

Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:17 am

2slow2go View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cell Phone Ticket. Questions and do I have a defense?

Vinny

4

7088

Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:12 pm

Stanton View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. No disclosure for cell phone ticket GTA

Bil22

4

964

Fri May 10, 2013 10:28 am

iFly55 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cell Phone Ticket. Questions and do I have a defense?

Brash911

4

1615

Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:15 am

highwaystar View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Ticket for Using Hand Held Device (Cell phone)

Mak Man

3

8097

Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:45 pm

Radar Identified View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cell Phone Ticket - Valid Deffence?? Worth trying?

LADYDREAMER

4

5317

Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:28 pm

Stanton View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New cell phone case law

Stanton

0

1088

Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:30 pm

Stanton View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Bogus cell phone usage charge

SherryP

2

900

Wed May 07, 2014 2:34 pm

trenchknife View the latest post

 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 5 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.