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by bend
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: ticket for use of hand held communication device
Replies: 1
Views: 83

my main question how is it possible for a cop to confirm in court that you were in fact using a hand held device? At the bare minimum, the law only requires you to be holding the device. Officers in Ontario have come up with alternative ways to look for handheld device offenders. One of the other c...
by bend
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Can I make a uturn on a red light if it is safe to do so?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

If we're indeed talking about a red at an intersection, your son is correct. There are only two exemptions for proceeding. 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 ...
by bend
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Hand held device ticket on Gardiner Expressway
Replies: 6
Views: 189

They are not dismissing this charge out of the goodness of their heart. In fact, I don't believe this is a charge they even reduce since there's no relevant lesser charge. You can still attend an early resolution meeting and if you don't like what you're hearing, you can request a trial if that's wh...
by bend
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Hand held device ticket on Gardiner Expressway
Replies: 6
Views: 189

In this scenario, it will be likely that the officer will say they saw you handling the device. That would be all the proof necessary for a conviction in most cases. The officer would have wrote notes with the details of your stop. If you request a trial, you can make a separate request for the note...
by bend
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Careless Driving
Topic: Posting for my Daughter who just received a careless driving ticket.
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Posting for my Daughter who just received a careless driving ticket.

It would be your daughters responsibility that vehicle she is driving is mechanically sound and fit for the road. Realistically, you should probably find out if a deal can be made for a less drastic charge at an early resolution. Literally anything will be a major improvement. In terms of insurance,...
by bend
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Hand held device ticket on Gardiner Expressway
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Your call logs wouldn't be considered.

You only need to be holding your phone for a conviction, whether you're using it or not.

So however you proceed going forward with your ticket, the argument will be whether you touched your phone or not.
by bend
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
Topic: Speeding ticket 40km/h over limit - GUELPH hwy 6
Replies: 3
Views: 336

I have had a friend go in with a 40 km/h charge and they dropped it to 29km/h and therefore eliminating the 30 day suspension. I was confused because ive heard they can do relatively nothing but wondering if it was something that could still happen if I attend this meeting. Having a ticket reduced ...
by bend
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: No Accident. False police report Filed. Need Advice!
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Have you contacted your insurance company?
by bend
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Could you please advise how to file for an appeal from Ottawa?
Replies: 3
Views: 286

As Decatur said. You can go to court where the trial took place and they'll give you a simple form to fill out. If I remember correctly, it's just a sheet asking for your general information and a section asking your reasoning for filing an appeal. There might also be something about transcripts and...
by bend
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
Topic: Reduced 119 kph in a posted 80 kph - construction zone
Replies: 3
Views: 703

I also just looked over it, I don't see anything that would say a construction zone would fall under a major offense. but anything involving schools or school buses would bump up a normal offense to a major offense. School zones, playground zones, school crossing signs, school bus passing/stopping, ...
by bend
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
Topic: Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance Plead Guilty with Excuse
Replies: 1
Views: 432

You are charged with not providing proof of insurance on demand when requested. Even if you get a hold of your current insurance slip after providing the incorrect one, the officer is not obligated to go back and forth with you. It would be considered your duty to provide it the first time, which yo...
by bend
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Improper left turn
Topic: Left turn not in safety charge after an accident.
Replies: 6
Views: 761

That is not a Highway Traffic Act case. It's a negligence case between two families and the insurance company involving multiple factors. Along with an obstructed view, the occupants were drunk and the car was travelling 100km in a 50km zone. ... Even with his knowledge of the intersection he had no...
by bend
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Improper left turn
Topic: Left turn not in safety charge after an accident.
Replies: 6
Views: 761

You can take anything to trial. If you're asking whether or not you're at fault, you are. What you've described is not a defense. This is a common situation for accidents. Since you're turning, the onus is on you to do so safely. It's not up to the "impatient" driver with the right of way to adjust ...
by bend
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Traffic laws when in public school parking lots
Replies: 2
Views: 221

These are not necessarily Highway Traffic Act issues. While on any Ontario highway, an officer can stop you and ask for license, insurance, and permit any time they want. A school parking lot in practically every case will be considered private property. What that means is the Highway Traffic Act do...
by bend
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Hand-held device falsely accused. Was working with my cars transmission settings.
Replies: 1
Views: 239

If this is something you'd like to take to trial, you can do so by selecting the appropriate option on the back and attending the courthouse. They'll give you a simple single sheet form to fill out (Notice of Intention to Appear). You can even download it online , fill it out, and submit it then and...

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