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by Observer135
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Failing to stop for a school bus
Topic: I failed to stop for a school bus today, will demerit points be taken off?
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Re: I failed to stop for a school bus today, will demerit points be taken off?

You could be fined in this case without demerit points. If the driver reports you, that is all the police needs to mail you a ticket, no video is required.
by Observer135
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Radar Detection and Line of Sight
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Radar Detection and Line of Sight

An officer should and is trained to approximate a distance fairly closely. So if he is approximating 200 meters, logic would say plus or minus 20 meters, that is 10%. But 150 meters or 100 meters, that is way off. Having said that, the distance at which he clocked you is irrelevant, the question is ...
by Observer135
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: bicycle fails to trip green light sensor coil
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: bicycle fails to trip green light sensor coil

Decatur wrote:If you're turning from a one way street to a one way street you can go left on a red light.
After driving for over 3 decades, learned something new. I had no idea it is legal to make a left turn at a red light when turning from a one way street onto a one way street.

Thank you for sharing.
by Observer135
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Driver charged $240 ticket for 'unsecured load' of snow
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Driver charged $240 ticket for 'unsecured load' of snow

Sounds to me the officer got creative, LOL. But you have to stop and think, how many times have you been driving on the highway and another driver is too lazy to clean the snow off their car and it blows all over and creates whiteout conditions? If you get stuck behind one you certainly understand t...
by Observer135
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Automotive technological advancements and their impacts
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Automotive technological advancements and their impacts

@Decatur I feel your pain, if it was me, I would look for any excuse just to write more tickets on these types of drivers. @bmcdon So true, I bet you are 100% correct. @bobajob I too use my hazard light flashing briefly when a trucker lets me in, that is what "professional" truckers do when us 4 whe...
by Observer135
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Careless Driving
Topic: careless driving because pedestrian claims my car hit her
Replies: 86
Views: 9236

Re: careless driving because pedestrian claims my car hit he

Is there any medical evidence of her injuries? She claims to be hit by you, was there any bruising? Any photos? Any medical report of her visiting ER? Who was the doctor that examined her? Which hospital did she go to? Who took her? Did the officer do any investigation to confirm validity of her sto...
by Observer135
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Speeding Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Speeding Poll

The problem here is not the law, it's how the speed limit is decided. As it's been mentioned earlier in the thread, we do not set the speed limit based on engineering facts, it's decided by a bunch of politicians. Some times it is to please the nagging group and get their vote and some times it is a...
by Observer135
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Automotive technological advancements and their impacts
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Automotive technological advancements and their impacts

The "automatic lights on" feature is available on some but not all cars and yes, it is not a good idea to become depended on it. My most recent car has this feature but I never use it. When I purchased my 2006 Mazda6, the sales person going over a five minute introduction of the car suggested I leav...
by Observer135
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Automotive technological advancements and their impacts
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Automotive technological advancements and their impacts

Automotive manufacturers just like any other industry continue to make improvements and add new features to cars we drive in order to make them safer and more comfortable. As far back as 2006 manufacturers began to include fully lit instrument panel, even without the driver turning on their headligh...
by Observer135
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Courts and Procedure
Topic: Cops can fix small errors on tickets after issuing them
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Cops can fix small errors on tickets after issuing them

I see York region is at it AGAIN, I find it interesting that York region the leader when it comes to fighting such cases tooth to nail. Anyway, just a small note to jsherk, London v. Young would still be a valid argument if you need to use it, in that case the tickets were not corrected. So if a tic...
by Observer135
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: What if car is stopped at traffic light
Replies: 26
Views: 2520

Re: What if car is stopped at traffic light

Here are two things you may like to know: 1. According to prosecutor of York region, Ontario Court of Appeal has made a ruling that even if driver is stopped, as long as he/she was in an "alive lane" (as you were in this case) the offence has been committed. 2. I head on the radio news, do not have ...
by Observer135
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Improper left turn
Topic: Improper left turn HTA 141(6)
Replies: 8
Views: 2343

Re: Improper left turn HTA 141(6)

You can request disclosure at any time, even at the trial, the problem is that since you did not ask for it earlier, any delays because of it will count against you and not the crown, thus if you were to try and file a 11b motion, it would not count towards it. Also, generally speaking JP's do not l...
by Observer135
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Court date - How to tell if Officer is in court?
Replies: 18
Views: 3705

Re: Court date - How to tell if Officer is in court?

Requesting a translator when one truly does not need it is nothing but waste of court resources and hiking our taxes. A friend of mine received a seat belt ticket up north, he was advised by an agent to try asking for a translator and given the jurisdiction the court was in, it would be impossible f...
by Observer135
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Following too closely
Topic: Following too close, can a charge be laid?
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: Following too close, can a charge be laid?

Thank you for all the replies.
by Observer135
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Following too closely
Topic: Following too close, can a charge be laid?
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Following too close, can a charge be laid?

This happened today and got me wondering. My son was riding his bike in front of our house when a driver shows up out of no where following him too close, this got him very scared and barely managed to pull into our driveway and complain to me. So I'm wondering if a driver can be charged for followi...

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