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by orillia3
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: bicycle fails to trip green light sensor coil
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Re: bicycle fails to trip green light sensor coil

Section 144.(18) is particularly unforgiving. "Red light (18) Every driver approaching a traffic control signal showing a circular red indication and facing the indication shall stop his or her vehicle and shall not proceed until a green indication is shown." This problem is also experienced with so...
by orillia3
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: bicycle fails to trip green light sensor coil
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

bicycle fails to trip green light sensor coil

I cannot find this topic, I am sure it has been discussed as it is the bane of motorcyclists and cyclists when the sensor coils fail to trip for a green light and it stays red forever. It seems there is no provision in section 144 to proceed through a red light that has failed to trip. We are discus...
by orillia3
Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Can I use a bicycle trailer as a motorcycle trailer?
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Can I use a bicycle trailer as a motorcycle trailer?

I will be getting a light duty bicycle utility box trailer to pull behind my bicycle, and would like to know if I could use the same trailer for my motor scooter. First, I would need to add a red light and a licence plate light, and reflectors, and of course legally requires mudguards. So there are ...
by orillia3
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Improper Licence-dirtbike?
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Re: Improper Licence-dirtbike?

Under the HTA a "highway" includes a common and public highway, street, avenue, parkway, driveway, square, place, bridge, viaduct or trestle, any part of which is intended for or used by the general public for the passage of vehicles and includes the area between the lateral property lines thereof; ...
by orillia3
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Red Light Camera Ticket
Topic: Running Red Light on Bicycle. Bicycle = Motorized Vehicle?
Replies: 5
Views: 1910

Re: Running Red Light on Bicycle. Bicycle = Motorized Vehicl

There should be a check box on the ticket saying yes/no motor vehicle involved , the box should be checked no if bicycle. If it not you must get it corrected.

A power-assisted bicycle has a battery and an electric motor and under the HTA is a bicycle.
by orillia3
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Licence suspension for non payment of bicycle fines?
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: Licence suspension for non payment of bicycle fines?

Thankyou. Just to clarify is the licence suspension also for unpaid municipal bylaw fines, for example riding your bicycle on the sidewalk which is a municipal bylaw offence; or is licence suspension only for HTA offences while on a bicycle, for example disobeying a stop sign, which is an HTA offence?
by orillia3
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Licence suspension for non payment of bicycle fines?
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Licence suspension for non payment of bicycle fines?

Section 47 of the HTA says your licence will be suspended for non-payment of fines. If you have a drivers licence, will your licence be suspended for fines received riding a bicycle and not paid?. Does this include all fines, including municipal bylaw fines and HTA fines. One woman told me her young...
by orillia3
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Unpaid bicycle fines and licence supension
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Unpaid bicycle fines and licence supension

I am trying to find out where it is written that unpaid fines will result in a suspended licence. I am familiar with the HTA but not the section regarding unpaid fines suspending your drivers licence. The main HTA body states a permit will not be renewed, I assume that is for the licence plate, legi...
by orillia3
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: impeding the flow of traffic on a highway, what is section?
Replies: 1
Views: 3269

impeding the flow of traffic on a highway, what is section?

I wish to refute a statement.. The rules of the road state that a cyclist is entitled to use a road but cannot obstruct the flow at speed limit for lengthy periods of time. It also says that a vehicle must give a bicycle 1meter of room when passing. I know there is no such 1 metre rule in Ontario. I...
by orillia3
Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: 103.1 (2) on a Power-Assisted Bicycle
Replies: 14
Views: 1424

Re: 103.1 (2) on a Power-Assisted Bicycle

Annoying as the conduct of the officer was, if he was ticketed with not wearing a helmet, if memory serves me correctly, it is only an $85 plus costs fine, topping out at somewhere around $105, while not chicken feed, might be chalked up to being an expensive lesson. There are no implications about ...
by orillia3
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: 103.1 (2) on a Power-Assisted Bicycle
Replies: 14
Views: 1424

Re: 103.1 (2) on a Power-Assisted Bicycle

I am not that familiar with Charter law, but a lot of the ruling seem to be quite liberal in their interpretations. However this is a side issue to the original helmet charge, and largely irrelevent. He was a pedestrian walking his bike at the time of the ticket, he was not observed riding with no h...
by orillia3
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: 103.1 (2) on a Power-Assisted Bicycle
Replies: 14
Views: 1424

Re: 103.1 (2) on a Power-Assisted Bicycle

I agree ignorance of the law is no excuse. You were misinformed. You have to be 16+ and everyone must wear either a bicycle helmet or motorcycle helmet while operating a power-assisted bicycle. As you were walking the bicycle the statute does not apply. Some people might be confusing this with care ...
by orillia3
Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: E-Bikes and the HTA
Replies: 30
Views: 6228

Re: E-Bikes and the HTA

I have looked at the Highway Traffic Act and the original poster could have been charged with three different sections of the HTA. The statement that removing the pedals reclassifies the ebike into an motor vehicle are false and I will explain why. First of all, the ebiker without pedals should have...
by orillia3
Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Need Advice on Bicycle-Car Collision
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Need Advice on Bicycle-Car Collision

Laws since 1998 amalagamtion are available online. The others I do not know, I think you would have to call City Hall to find out, however I suspect they would be available at any Toronto library. What you are looking for is Toronto bylaw 1992-0032 which is how they have been renamed YYYY-####. See ...
by orillia3
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: S. 62 (7) Headlight Modified = yellow DRL?
Replies: 3
Views: 3189

Re: S. 62 (7) Headlight Modified = yellow DRL?

Section 62 (1) requires two lights on the front of the vehicle, and for them to be white or amber, which is what you have. Obviously section 62 (7) must mean any other colour than the required amber. Saying they have to be amber, and then saying they cannot be amber does not make sense, and it clear...

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