This is how may car was parked (Black VW) you can kinda see on the car behind me that he has a ticket. On his ticket it was written "consideration granted". The ramp has no sign saying it's a fire route.
These are the closest signs to my car. None are on the same side as my car and no where near them.
To get an idea of where the sign is its pretty much in front the the closest garbage door
Here are where the other cars are parked they were given considerations in their tickets none were fined. I found 4 down this stretch and 1 that was parked behind me.
I plan to fight the ticket because why was I the only car fined I may be closest to the outside but a fire truck can still come through. Will my ticket get thrown out?
My car was ticketed Sat Nov 3rd, 2012 01:17am Every other car I found received a warning after that. You'd think I would get the warning and when they came 24 hours later they would issue fines. I plan to go down around 11:30pm tonight to see if anyone else gets a ticket in my spot and if they get a fine or warning.
I don't want to seem like an a-hole but why cant I use my car was the only one issued a fine when everyone else got a warning as a defence? If you commit a crime not matter how small you still committed a crime. They were just as much in the route as me if not worse and they got a warning when I get a fine.
I also don't see the fact that a fire truck could fit by is a defense, since it's still illegal to park there. As stated above, research bylaws and see what the signage requirements are. You're best defense strategy will probably arguing improper/insufficient signage.
What happens if I find some one in my spot with a ticket that gets a warning well they through mine out then?
Thanks for your help.
Your defense, if any, will hinge on whether the signage was appropriate in relation to your car. Nothing more, nothing less.
If your defense is "they got warnings and I didn't", I suggest you save yourself the trouble of being talked downed to by a Judge and just pay your ticket. "I'm not paying my ticket till everyone gets a ticket" is not a defense.
You have the pictures of the signs in the area. If you feel like they are not properly posted, start there.
Also, you're all in violation of Brampton By Law 93-93, Part VI, 40 (1):
That is unless it's a one way. In which case your theory of the sign being placed on the opposite side in which you parked is not going to hold up as long as the sign is on the right side of the direction of traffic. You must obey all signage visible on the right side. There's other requirements too such as degrees in relation to the curb and so on. It's hard to tell, but the sign doesn't look like it's facing traffic properly, although its on the right side. You can research that. Fire Routes apply to both sides and would only need to be placed on the right side of traffic flow. There's a possibility that there's more signs located down that stretch on the right side of the road. Regarding Fire Routes Brampton By Law 93-93, Part VI, 47 (5):No person shall park any vehicle on any highway or portion thereof, other
than one-way street or highway or where angle parking is permitted, except
(a) Where there is a raised curb or rolled curb, parking shall be limited to
the right side of the roadway, having regard to the direction which the
vehicle had been proceeding, and with its right front and right rear
wheels or runners parallel to and distant respectively not more than
fifteen (15) centimetres (6 inches) from such curb.
(5) no person shall park or leave a vehicle at any time on or along any part of a
private roadway designated as a fire route; and
(6) a Municipal Enforcement Officer upon discovery of any vehicle parked or
standing in contravention of the provisions of this section, may cause it to be
moved or taken to and placed or stored in a suitable place, at the owner's
expense, and all costs and charges for removing, care and storage thereof,
if any, are a lien upon the vehicle, which may be enforced in the manner
provided by the Repair and Storage Liens Act.
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