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by Zatota
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Bogus stunt charge!! 100 in a 50. Officer lied and I can prove it!
replies: 1
views: 102

Re: Bogus stunt charge!! 100 in a 50. Officer lied and I can prove it!

First, let's recognize that police officers are human and make mistakes. It may be better to proceed with the attitude and mindset that the officer may have been mistaken. If you go into the process "hot" and accusing the officer of lying, no prosecutor is going to want to give you the time of day. ...
by Zatota
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Radar testing after officers duty. Does this need to be on the officers statement on disclosure?
replies: 1
views: 72

Re: Radar testing after officers duty. Does this need to be on the officers statement on disclosure?

The relevant case for this question is R. v. Schlesinger. That case confirmed that an officer must test the radar both before and after and enforcement stop and that an officer must have a notation of the time he or she tested the radar. You can read the text of the decision here: https://www.canlii...
by Zatota
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more
Topic: Stunt Driving ticket without a clean record exceeded 50km/hr
replies: 1
views: 72

Re: Stunt Driving ticket without a clean record exceeded 50km/hr

Both offences are considered major offences for insurance purposes. Either can cause your insurance premiums to double. If you're convicted of both, you'll find it extremely difficult to find insurance (if you're very lucky, a company in what's called the facility market or sector; these companies i...
by Zatota
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Parking Tickets
Topic: An obscure parking signal in Great Toronto Area
replies: 6
views: 368

Re: An obscure parking signal in Great Toronto Area

I'm sure the intention of the sign is as Bend has suggested, but I can see how it could easily be confusing. It would probably be better if the text were:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
MON - FRI
SEPT - JUNE
by Zatota
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Improper use of high occupancy lane (on hwy 7) & fail to surrender licence
replies: 4
views: 243

Re: Improper use of high occupancy lane (on hwy 7) & fail to surrender licence

I also think the Highway 7 HOV lane would fall under either a York Region or City of Markham by-law.
by Zatota
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Use of intermittent red light
replies: 7
views: 677

Re: Use of intermittent red light

I believe volunteer response services are permitted to use intermittent green lights. I can look up the reference if needed.
by Zatota
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Hand held at red light not holding phone holding a route copy
replies: 5
views: 344

Re: Hand held at red light not holding phone holding a route copy

If you were holding or looking down at the paper, the officer could still ticket you for distracted driving. That may be an option. Perhaps someone who's more familiar with the ramifications of Distracted could chime in as to whether it's a better option.
by Zatota
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: officer's notes / narrative include some very substantive errors
replies: 3
views: 244

Re: officer's notes / narrative include some very substantive errors

Ask him to confirm the direction of travel. If the sun was rising or setting, you could ask him whether he was looking towards it or away from it. Ask what the most recent major cross street was and what the next one would be. Ask on which side a major landmark was.
by Zatota
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Parking Tickets
Topic: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?
replies: 9
views: 464

Re: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?

That's surprising, since parking tickets are linked to the vehicle, not the driver. Then again, you're in Toronto, where almost anything is possible.
by Zatota
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Parking Tickets
Topic: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?
replies: 9
views: 464

Re: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?

Parking tickets or traffic tickets?
by Zatota
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Parking Tickets
Topic: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?
replies: 9
views: 464

Re: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?

It won't be linked to your driver's licence; it will be linked to your car's licence plate.
by Zatota
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Red Light Camera Ticket
Topic: Red light camera at 000.2 seconds, and crossed intersection at 000.9 seconds
replies: 2
views: 266

Re: Red light camera at 000.2 seconds, and crossed intersection at 000.9 seconds

Red light camera tickets are almost impossible to beat. If you request a trial, you may find a sympathetic prosecutor who's willing to reduce the fine in return for a guilty plea.
by Zatota
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Other Ontario Provincial Acts Related to Traffic
Topic: Interfere with Traffic Highway Traffic Act 170
replies: 1
views: 248

Re: Interfere with Traffic Highway Traffic Act 170

It sounds like he charged you under subsection (12), interfering with traffic. If you can show that you had pulled sufficiently off the road that you weren't interfering, you could have a case. I have no idea why he'd have asked your daughter for her name and address. It was also interesting that he...
by Zatota
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Driving through, around or under a railway crossing barrier
Topic: What are the possible defenses to failing to stop at the nearest curb for an emergency vehicle?
replies: 10
views: 899

Wakili01 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:13 pm
Sorry...Correction: "I'm going to try and do my best".
Actually, the first version was correct. Sorry, that's the teacher and picky grammar person in me.
by Zatota
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Driver failing to ensure infant/child passenger is properly secured
Topic: Traffic ticket for not properly securing a seat belt
replies: 7
views: 627

Re: Traffic ticket for not properly securing a seat belt

You said both your wife and your daughter had their seatbelts under their arms. A seatbelt must be worn over the arm and shoulder. You can still request a trial and see the disclosure, but keep in mind you've admitted they were both wearing them incorrectly.

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