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by FiReSTaRT
Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
Topic: No disclosure, no time for 4F. Stay?
replies: 2
views: 685

Looks like none of this was necessary.. I walked into the courtroom and talked to the prosecutor. Here's how the convo went: -You requested a disclosure, right? -That is correct -You did not receive it? -That is also correct -When did you request it? -August... -[that's where she cut me off] In this...
by FiReSTaRT
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
Topic: No disclosure, no time for 4F. Stay?
replies: 2
views: 685

No disclosure, no time for 4F. Stay?

I did not receive disclosure for a 128 case from the Crown. Unfortunately there isn't sufficient time to file 4F before the trial date. Can I still request a stay before I enter my plea or is an adjournment the best I can hope for? The original trial date is about a year after the offense date, so I...
by FiReSTaRT
Fri May 07, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Computer in view if driver
replies: 12
views: 1239

Wouldn't that make GPS receivers illegal? Most of the consumer-level receivers are really computers, running Windows, with capabilities of accessing music libraries, movie playback, even editing text. How does that make it different than a laptop, a tablet or an e-book reader in the passenger's lap?...
by FiReSTaRT
Fri May 07, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Ticket of G2 License with BAC above zero ?
replies: 3
views: 3997

Some years back, in Sudbury, there was a G2 driver who blew something like 0.03 after mowing down some drunken teens, walking down the middle of an unlit highway, wearing dark clothes. He ended up with criminal charges. Chances are he wouldn't have been charged with anything had he blown 0.
by FiReSTaRT
Fri May 07, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Wipers and lights need to be on when raining?
replies: 5
views: 1505

I think this should fall under proper driver education. Here are a few tips from the non-North American school of driving: 1) Headlights on according to the Ontario law AND every time you hit the highway, regardless of your DRL's. 2) Headlights on in snow/rain/fog (only low beams when driving in fog...
by FiReSTaRT
Fri May 07, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Forced to abandon appeal.
replies: 7
views: 554

You could hire someone to do the appeal for you. That's how it was handled when I was given a bogus ticket that fortunately had a fatal error on it.
by FiReSTaRT
Fri May 07, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Blog of a Former Police Officer
replies: 22
views: 1745

Welcome aboard #2 Simon.. I was just about to post a plug for you here and then decided to see if you already posted :D
by FiReSTaRT
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
Topic: 140 km/h in a 100 km/h zone (HWY 407)
replies: 6
views: 5385

People, remember the following facts: 1) Increasing or decreasing the speed limits has no effect on median speeds on the roads. People will continue to drive at reasonable speeds for the conditions. 2) Building on #1, people are more likely to speed in good lighting, on dry straight roads 3) Police ...
by FiReSTaRT
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Unnecessary slow driving
Topic: The law
replies: 15
views: 21120

Not a bad idea, Bear. As long as the services make it a policy to enforce that instead of wasting manpower on useless speed trap overload.
by FiReSTaRT
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Recently disappointed in two officers - Story and questions
replies: 18
views: 1051

And even if it makes it to a JP, remember that they have no education/work experience requirements.. It's a purely political appointment, with minimal training. An innocent person can still get convicted.
by FiReSTaRT
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more
Topic: 153 In A 100 Zone (Highway 404 Southbound In Richmond Hill)
replies: 60
views: 7932

Already happened....OPP Mississauga, google it. And here's the fella: http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/fe/05/5f52e5ee49a580b747a6b58d6ee4.jpeg The OPP is investigating whether a senior officer at the force's Port Credit detachment received kickbacks from tow-truck drivers after motorists had...
by FiReSTaRT
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Recently disappointed in two officers - Story and questions
replies: 18
views: 1051

I don't think any JP will convict for a 1 second of squealing, that can be as you all described above, VS the guy who lays a 100 m long patch leaving the Tim's while his buddies cheers him on. That may be true, but if the constable decides to charge me, that's still over $1000 in towing and impound...
by FiReSTaRT
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
Topic: Rec'd Disclosure - Do I have a Case? Looking for advice.
replies: 21
views: 1548

FyreStorm wrote:Then that must vary from company to company, mine splits it 29 & Under and >30km/h...
Would you mind disclosing your insurer? While it does vary from company to company, the worst one I've heard of, treated 45+ over as a "major". Some tolerated as high as 49.
by FiReSTaRT
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Unnecessary slow driving
Topic: The law
replies: 15
views: 21120

Good to know that they're trying. I hope they start again this year. Proper lane discipline should be enforced.
by FiReSTaRT
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: What's The Solution?
replies: 12
views: 3405

Both Fyre and Reflections have a point here.. Fyre: You are correct about people getting away with flagrant violations. Everybody's taught that "speed kills" and is the biggest sin on the roads. That's why I don't see people get nailed for lack of signaling, bombarding others with their moving mound...

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