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by Zatota
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Help with Right of Way at Unusual 3 Way Stop - Northbound has Stop, Southbound has Yield, Westbound has Stop.
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Help with Right of Way at Unusual 3 Way Stop - Northbound has Stop, Southbound has Yield, Westbound has Stop.

The signage at this intersection is ridiculous. I'm surprised there aren't accidents every day there. The yield sign facing southbound drivers means they must yield right of way to all oncoming traffic and may not proceed into the intersection until it is safe to do so. Any northbound drivers who ha...
by Zatota
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: U-Turns vs. Right-turners collisions: Who has the right of way?
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: U-Turns vs. Right-turners collisions: Who has the right of way?

When in doubt, I'll always stop. I'd rather be wrong or let someone else be wrong and not have an accident than be right and wind up with a dented car. When a U-turn is permitted in an intersection with a protected left turn arrow (a situation that is now very common in my area with the installation...
by Zatota
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: PSA! OPP Kerry Schmidt: "LEFT LANE IS FOR PASSING"
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Amen! Too many people park themselves in the left lane and block everyone.

"We have these things called necks." Brilliant!!!
by Zatota
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Can I make a uturn on a red light if it is safe to do so?
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Can I make a uturn on a red light if it is safe to do so?

You entered the intersection. Once you cross the solid stop line, you have entered the intersection. That line will always be either even with or before the end of the median or the concrete curb.
by Zatota
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
Topic: 32 kmh over - court date set for 2 days from now!
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: 32 kmh over - court date set for 2 days from now!

The officer's notes show he's a qualified LIDAR operator and he tested the unit both before and after enforcement. I hate to say it, but the case against you is pretty rock-solid. Traffic was light, so the officer is not likely to have confused your car with another. The officer states he never lost...
by Zatota
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
Topic: Ticketed for 49km/hr over the 100 km/hr limit on 401
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Ticketed for 49km/hr over the 100 km/hr limit on 401

It would depend on how backed up the court is. The only time I ever went this route, it took about a month. That was several years ago in Richmond Hill.
by Zatota
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
Topic: Ticketed for 49km/hr over the 100 km/hr limit on 401
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Points are irrelevant for insurance purposes. Insurance companies treat 49 km/h over the limit as a minor offence, just as if you'd only been 15 over the limit. If you're not planning to buy a car now, why delay the conviction on your record? You should probably want the effect to come off as soon a...
by Zatota
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: How long is too long to wait for a trial? *Hand held device*
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: How long is too long to wait for a trial? *Hand held device*

Maybe. If the JP is sympathetic, he or she may toss it; however, that's more likely to happen if you're there. Without you there, the JP may give the prosecution another chance. If the charge is withdrawn, you may receive a notice of that in the mail. If not, you will receive a notice of the new tri...
by Zatota
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: How long is too long to wait for a trial? *Hand held device*
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: How long is too long to wait for a trial? *Hand held device*

If it happens again, I would object vehemently. You've been prepared to proceed, but the officer and prosecution haven't been. Really, the charge should have been withdrawn this time.
by Zatota
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:31 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: 713

Re: Reduced 119 kph in a posted 80 kph - construction zone

According to the sources I checked, the offence would be considered minor. I couldn't find one that suggested being in a construction zone would make it a major offence, but am willing to defer to definitive information otherwise. You have every right to request a trial, request disclosure, see what...
by Zatota
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Improper left turn
Topic: Left turn not in safety charge after an accident.
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: HELP: Left turn accident in the second incoming traffic lane.

There's nothing wrong with requesting a trial. The Crown still has to prove its case. You can request disclosure to see the evidence the police officer plans to present. This is a difficult charge to beat; a driver can only turn left legally when it is safe to do so.
by Zatota
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: How long is too long to wait for a trial? *Hand held device*
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: How long is too long to wait for a trial? *Hand held device*

You probably should go. As Decatur said, if the date that's offered doesn't work, you'll have to go back and request another adjournment. You can also raise the issue of disclosure. Keep following up between now and then. The prosecutor may have the disclosure on the motion date and may provide it t...
by Zatota
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Traffic laws when in public school parking lots
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Traffic laws when in public school parking lots

There's also the risk, albeit slim, of a trespassing charge for being on private property without a valid reason to be at the school or in the parking lot.
by Zatota
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Failing to stop for a school bus
Topic: T-intersection school bus driver started pulling out its stop sign and bar as i was in the middle of left turning
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Re: T-intersection school bus driver started pulling out its stop sign and bar as i was in the middle of left turning

If you've started your turn or are otherwise about to pass the school bus, the driver should wait until you have passed before putting on the lights and putting out the stop sign. Alternatively, the driver should realize that you're too close to stop but that everyone else will stop.

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