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by Bookm
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: motorcycle handlebar laws
Replies: 15
Views: 13814

Re: motorcycle handlebar laws

Sooo.... how exactly does the officer measure from the seat while the rider is sitting on it ? LOL Just got my bike license last year and promptly bought (3) bikes. Two of them are customized. One, heavily (old-school 70's long-fork chopper). I'll probably have to start a personal thread on the many...
by Bookm
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Faded License Plate
Replies: 7
Views: 18859

Re: Faded License Plate

Being naturally suspicious of the government, I have to believe the MTO is current using garbage paint on their plates ON PURPOSE. I got my vanity plates in 1982 when the letters were dark blue on non-reflective white background. They are still in excellent condition today. Every day, I see new(er) ...
by Bookm
Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
Topic: got pulled over for going 147 in a 100km/h
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: got pulled over for going 147 in a 100km/h

Let the lawyer take care of it. The lawyer might tell you the passenger would make a good witness and help in your defense.
BTW, I ALSO wish I had an M3 when I was 17. In fact, at 47, I STILL wish I could afford one ;)
by Bookm
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: My observations at traffic court in Markham
Replies: 7
Views: 3405

Be sure that there really is NO difference (points vs no-points) with your insurance agent.

I checked with mine. He said he only considers POINTS when judging convictions, so I gladly took the 15-over no-points deal last time (down from 32-over). Was a much smaller fine as well.
by Bookm
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Open Alcohol In Car
Replies: 17
Views: 25567

So your passenger didn't down it quick, why?? ;)
by Bookm
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Question about accuracy of Aerial Surveillance in Court
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Here's MY experience with the plane and the plea I took. I really wanted to challenge the plane-guy... even had a full defense planned out, but the plea was really reasonable.

http://www.ontariohighwaytrafficact.com/topic852.html
by Bookm
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Lazy Generation?
Replies: 30
Views: 1329

ManlyMinute wrote:Isn't video game playing also proven to improve visual spacial skills, reaction time, fine motor reflexes, and other such skills.
Online NASCAR racing clearly improves one's driving skills :)
(except that one time... see avatar)
by Bookm
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Passengers on the bed of a truck
Replies: 14
Views: 13594

I had a problem last month... Too many passengers for my pickup. When we were teens, we always had a couple "extras" rolin' around in the box, but this is now, so I called the local police. They told me as long as all the belts were used, extra passengers were free to ride in the box. Of course, EVE...
by Bookm
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: The Loud Muffler Backlash Begins...
Replies: 18
Views: 2297

I blame GIRLS! If they didn't look at the cool guy with the loud engine when he hammers it for attention, there would be no market for low-restriction mufflers. But the fact is, load pipes ARE cool! I'm just not entirely sure how one defines cool. In fact, defining it wouldn't be cool :P We can legi...
by Bookm
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: braking distances accepted by courts
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Did the officer travel over the exact same path as you (was he following you)? He would have to stand up and answer under oath to your question about road condition. Was there sand/dirt on the road, perhaps moisture from various sources? The officer will likely provide testimony based on his trainin...
by Bookm
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: License Restriction... Glasses
Replies: 0
Views: 821

License Restriction... Glasses

I was filling out my application for my Passport the other day and noticed on the back of my drivers license that I have a corrective lens requirement. I had Lazik corrective surgery last year and no longer wear glasses. Is that something I need to change at the MTO? Or should I carry around the rat...
by Bookm
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: serious defence for serial ticketers.
Replies: 67
Views: 2634

...stopped a vehicle one night for speed (think 122 in a 100). Holy! Glad you don't patrol where I drive, LOL! This would have to be the 401, right? I'll be travelling through your area next month (SHO Club convention in Detroit). Will keep my fingers crossed there and back (always works!) ;) Re: C...
by Bookm
Tue May 18, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Exceeding Speed Limit to Pass - isn't it allowed?
Replies: 16
Views: 5351

No, I don't go all nuts with the high beams or anything. Just a a few gentle flicks of the brights (which I also do when passing a car). This is all standard practice in Europe. Too bad we can't incorporate some of their driving etiquette. Here, a flick of the brights is apt to get you a face full o...
by Bookm
Tue May 18, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Exceeding Speed Limit to Pass - isn't it allowed?
Replies: 16
Views: 5351

beleafer81 wrote:Yes, and isn't it technically illegal ... flash your high beams at a left lane hog?
Is this true?? I follow the well-understood and accepted European practice of flicking the high-beams at left lane slugs ALL THE TIME (and it usually works). I never once thought it might be illegal :shock:

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