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by CliffClaven
Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Red Light Camera Ticket
Topic: (Dashcam video) Ran red light or not?
replies: 5
views: 1359

Re: (Dashcam video) Ran red light or not?

The video clearly shows the light turning amber way before you even hit the Esso station entrance. As I see it, the video definitely shows you running a red light. And I'd say you had plenty of time to stop for the amber. Sorry. That said, I don't know whether this will trigger a red light camera ti...
by CliffClaven
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Affects of tire size?
replies: 9
views: 2110

Re: Affects of tire size?

george__ wrote:Aren't smaller tires better for the winter?
Narrower tires cut through snow better, but it's the overall diameter that you don't want to change to avoid affecting the speedometer.
by CliffClaven
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Failing to remain at the scene of a collision
Topic: Should I or should I not report him?
replies: 7
views: 1729

Re: Should I or should I not report him?

As I understand it, a "hit and run" claim will be counted as an "at fault" collision by your insurance company. At least that's how it is with my insurance company. Consider that if you plan to file a claim to have it repaired. I'm not sure whether the police will automatically notify your insurance...
by CliffClaven
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Faded License Plate
replies: 7
views: 19206

Re: Faded License Plate

Here something to think about. If the Ontario and the Queen's crown on your plate are still their original blue colour than likely you will lose in a court of law. I have seen all around the city people driving with tampered license plates. How do I know they are tampered? Well looking closely at t...
by CliffClaven
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: no rear seats / baby seat question
replies: 3
views: 610

Re: no rear seats / baby seat question

I'm pretty sure that is perfectly legal. I own a Miata 2-seater which is equipped with a switch to disable the passenger airbag. My kids are older now, but when they needed to use a baby/booster seat, I would install it and switch off the airbag. Never had a problem. What other choice do you have, a...
by CliffClaven
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: What is correct charge: Crashing into parked car?
replies: 3
views: 652

Re: What is correct charge: Crashing into parked car?

Hello. I agree carless would be harsh; not that it matters though as people are charged with it all the time for small transgressions such as this. If the other driver is accepting responsibility, and perhaps offering to fix the damage, is a charge even necessary? I don't think every collision shou...
by CliffClaven
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: What is correct charge: Crashing into parked car?
replies: 3
views: 652

What is correct charge: Crashing into parked car?

The other day my car was (lawfully) parallel parked on the street near my office. It was the last in a long line of parked cars, and there was a good 3 feet or so between it and the car in front. The person parked directly ahead of my car went to exit her parking spot. As she backed up, she crashed ...
by CliffClaven
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Improper left turn
Topic: Question about getting into an accident when turning left
replies: 5
views: 1869

Re: Question about getting into an accident when turning lef

Intuitively I would tend to agree with you that the person overtaking should be completely at fault, as the maneuver obviously could not be done in safety; however, the fault determination rules don't agree. The situation you describe seems to perfectly match what's outlined in Section 10 (6) Rules ...
by CliffClaven
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Following too closely
Topic: Anything I can do? *have dashcam* *rear end collision*
replies: 13
views: 1955

Re: Anything I can do? *have dashcam* *rear end collision*

Ended up going viral on facebook. Here is the crash http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QLaHhpPk48osCbdZv-OxEmGoEmFHI7Q I was not purposely following the driver... Was going to work Thanks Hard to tell exactly given the fisheye lens, but you looked to be driving much faster than the 40 km/h pos...
by CliffClaven
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Failing to report a collision to a police officer
Topic: Got charged.
replies: 12
views: 1945

Re: Got charged.

See...? I told ya so... I have read your posts and from my count this is the SEVENTH vehicle you have damaged in almost 6 months. Each time you still maintain that youre a good driver and were "distracted" by one thing to another. I dont think people on this site want to give you advice anymore beca...
by CliffClaven
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Failing to report a collision to a police officer
Topic: Got charged.
replies: 12
views: 1945

Re: Got charged.

...Also, you never mentioned what the charge was. Seeing how you already have 3 careless driving charges in a couple months as a G2 driver (novice sanctions), you aren't going to have a license for much longer anyways. You are going to have a hard time getting insurance also. Seems like you haven't...
by CliffClaven
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Careless Driving
Topic: 3rd careless driving. Help
replies: 17
views: 1607

Re: 3rd careless driving. Help

WOW!! What a story! Let me see if I've got this straight... You are an inexperienced driver (G2 license) who has been involved in three collisions and been charged three times with Careless Driving in just 3½ months. Your first accident occurred on or about Nov 6, 2013. You lost control of y...
by CliffClaven
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Careless Driving
Topic: Careless driving ticket at Reporting Center
replies: 5
views: 1491

Re: Careless driving ticket at Reporting Center

This subject has been discussed here upteen times before. Suggest you read through some of the other posts as background. I'd also suggest you read this article which gives a good overview of the whole subject of collisions and careless driving charges: http://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/269310...
by CliffClaven
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Failing to obey a stop sign, traffic control stop/slow sign, traffic light or railway crossing signal
Topic: Stop signs at shopping plaza
replies: 2
views: 820

Re: Stop signs at shopping plaza

My understanding is that shopping mall parking lots are private property and, therefore, are not subject to the Highway Traffic Act. I suspect you saw a security guard, but exactly what she was doing noting license plate numbers is a mystery to me.
by CliffClaven
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Careless Driving WTF I couldn't have been any more Careful!
replies: 18
views: 2439

Re: Careless Driving WTF I couldn't have been any more Caref

So from what I've been reading here it seems that the "Careless" Charge is being tossed around like confetti at a party tying up the court systems for what to try to get higher convictions for lesser charges? FYI, the following article covers the topic of the careless driving charge being applied i...

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