re: Illegal Left Turn with GPS

ultimatedriver
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re: Illegal Left Turn with GPS

by: ultimatedriver on
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:12 am

I'm actually asking on behalf of my bro-in-law.

He made a left turn in Toronto based on his GPS directions. As he was turning, he realized there was no left turn allowed between 4pm and 6pm. Unfortunately, it was 5pm and he was already turning AND the cops were waiting for these turns.

I've told him to ask for a trial date (done) and then request for disclosure. Should he wait until he receives the trial date to request for disclousre OR go ahead right now? I've given him the template from ticketcombat.com.

I will review the thread from another member who also follwed his GPS.


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by: Stanton on
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:50 pm

Following your GPS isn't a defence that the Courts will accept. The onus is still on the driver to make sure his actions were legal.

Toronto does have by-laws relating to prohibited turns, if the disclosure is all in order, it may be worth seeking a plea deal to the by-law.


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by: ultimatedriver on
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:34 pm

Thanks. I agree, using the GPS is not going to get him anywhere.

I'll be hopefully getting a look at his actual ticket over the weekend to see what was actually written. From what I know he took a left from Dufferin St onto Keywest at 5pm.

It's his first offense and he doesn't want a conviction in fear of insurance rates being affected.


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