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by Stanton
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Driver failing to wear a seat belt
Topic: Fight driver no seatbelt ticket with due diligence defence
replies: 21
views: 1373

Re: Fight driver no seatbelt ticket with due diligence defen

I can't see you winning an argument that there should be a grace period to ensure it's fastened. I'd imagine the Courts would expect you to exercise such diligence prior to operating your car. R. v. Wilson, 2014 ONCA 212 (https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onca/doc/2014/2014onca212/2014onca212.html) is a ...
by Stanton
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
Topic: "29" over
replies: 7
views: 718

Re: "29" over

I've never really heard an explanation as to why there is a discrepancy, but police go by the set fine schedule when issuing tickets. If you're convicted at trial, they could then chose to go by the Court set fines.
by Stanton
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Radar Detection and Line of Sight
replies: 10
views: 609

Re: Radar Detection and Line of Sight

Radar would require line of sight to obtain a reading, but as you said it was an approximation of distance on his part. Being off by a significant distance could be problematic, but not fatal to the case.
by Stanton
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Definition of a U-Turn
replies: 5
views: 405

Definition of a U-Turn

The following case has been getting a bit of attention in the media lately, thought it was worth sharing. City of Brampton v Robinson 2017 ONCJ Short version is that a motorist made a three point turn where u-turns are prohibited (he pulled into a driveway, backed out then went the opposite directio...
by Stanton
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: bicycle fails to trip green light sensor coil
replies: 11
views: 720

Re: bicycle fails to trip green light sensor coil

No, it would not be legal to proceed. If there's a pedestrian crossing present, I would suggest simply dismounting and activating the crossing button. Another legal option would be to make a right turn at the light, proceed a safe distance, then make a u-turn and another right turn back at the inter...
by Stanton
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Red Light Camera Ticket
Topic: Red Light ticket
replies: 9
views: 826

Re: Red Light ticket

Thanks - that helps. Why don't they also take the speed at the time of the second photo? Basically because they rely on sensors in the roadway before the stop line. These sensors can only measure a vehicle passing directly over. Also, the speed a vehicle is travelling after the fact is technically ...
by Stanton
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Red Light Camera Ticket
Topic: Red Light ticket
replies: 9
views: 826

Re: Red Light ticket

I just posted the following in another thread on red light cameras. Should clarify your concerns on the speed reading: Red light cameras only measure your speed when you first reach the stop line. Somewhat confusingly, the speed shown in the second photograph is just a repeat of the data from the fi...
by Stanton
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Red Light Camera Ticket
Topic: Right turn on red light camera - complete stop
replies: 26
views: 3446

Re: Right turn on red light camera - complete stop

Red light cameras only measure your speed when you first reach the stop line. Somewhat confusingly, the speed shown in the second photograph is just a repeat of the data from the first photo. It is NOT your actual speed at the time the second photo was taken. Probably make more sense to people if th...
by Stanton
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Speeding ticket withdrawn because officer only spoke English
replies: 8
views: 552

Re: Speeding ticket withdrawn because officer only spoke Eng

I find it interesting that the Crown actually stayed the proceedings. The matter never went to trial. I'm curious if there was another issue outside of the language issue. I can't see the Crown wanting this to become the norm.
by Stanton
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Ontario Provincial Acts Related to Traffic
Topic: does Security have authority to stop traffic?
replies: 1
views: 502

Re: does Security have authority to stop traffic?

Yes, on private property, you would be allowed to stop traffic. I would obviously take every precaution when doing so, i.e. reflective vest, hand held stop sign, etc.
by Stanton
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Parking Tickets
Topic: Old Carriage Court Kitchener
replies: 6
views: 532

Re: Old Carriage Court Kitchener

I think it's important that the City of Kitchener paint lines and put up two way traffic signs on every court in the City. As Decatur said, if the roadway didn't allow for two way traffic, nobody would ever be able to leave the Court. Signage is required for one way roads, not vice versa. And you'r...
by Stanton
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Failing to obey a stop sign, traffic control stop/slow sign, traffic light or railway crossing signal
Topic: Major Defect in comm. Veh. HTA 107 (11)
replies: 29
views: 1234

Re: Major Defect in comm. Veh. HTA 107 (11)

Officer was probably thinking of rules of evidence and seizing it to be able to produce it later in court if needed...again, the officer should have copied it and left the original with the driver... Original copy would certainly be best evidence in Court. Also, photocopying a logbook isn't really ...
by Stanton
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Speeding Ticket using DashCam Footage
replies: 5
views: 686

Re: Speeding Ticket using DashCam Footage

Realistically there is no chance of a speeding charge being laid based on a dashcam video alone. The big issue would be accurately determining the speed of the subject vehicle, which really isn't possible from a front facing camera. While there have certainly people who've been charged in the past a...
by Stanton
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
Topic: Electronic Proof of Insurance Cards - accepted by LEOs?
replies: 19
views: 1722

Re: Electronic Proof of Insurance Cards - accepted by LEOs?

The only electronic liability cards that are approved for use is the liability cards that Uber drivers use to show that they are insured under Uber's policy with Intact insurance. This was approved by The Superintendent of Insurance July of last year. Uber drivers still have their paper liability c...
by Stanton
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Failing to stop for a school bus
Topic: Please help!!!!!!!
replies: 12
views: 1030

Re: Please help!!!!!!!

Remember though they can only let you plea to a similar, related offence (you still have to be guilty of the lesser offence that you plea to). I'm not sure what lesser applicable offences there would in your case. Maybe someone else on the forum has some experience regarding your offence.

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