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by Zatota
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Parking Tickets
Topic: An obscure parking signal in Great Toronto Area
replies: 6
views: 346

Re: An obscure parking signal in Great Toronto Area

I'm sure the intention of the sign is as Bend has suggested, but I can see how it could easily be confusing. It would probably be better if the text were:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
MON - FRI
SEPT - JUNE
by Zatota
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Improper use of high occupancy lane (on hwy 7) & fail to surrender licence
replies: 4
views: 242

Re: Improper use of high occupancy lane (on hwy 7) & fail to surrender licence

I also think the Highway 7 HOV lane would fall under either a York Region or City of Markham by-law.
by Zatota
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Use of intermittent red light
replies: 7
views: 661

Re: Use of intermittent red light

I believe volunteer response services are permitted to use intermittent green lights. I can look up the reference if needed.
by Zatota
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Hand held at red light not holding phone holding a route copy
replies: 5
views: 332

Re: Hand held at red light not holding phone holding a route copy

If you were holding or looking down at the paper, the officer could still ticket you for distracted driving. That may be an option. Perhaps someone who's more familiar with the ramifications of Distracted could chime in as to whether it's a better option.
by Zatota
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: officer's notes / narrative include some very substantive errors
replies: 3
views: 239

Re: officer's notes / narrative include some very substantive errors

Ask him to confirm the direction of travel. If the sun was rising or setting, you could ask him whether he was looking towards it or away from it. Ask what the most recent major cross street was and what the next one would be. Ask on which side a major landmark was.
by Zatota
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Parking Tickets
Topic: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?
replies: 9
views: 461

Re: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?

That's surprising, since parking tickets are linked to the vehicle, not the driver. Then again, you're in Toronto, where almost anything is possible.
by Zatota
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Parking Tickets
Topic: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?
replies: 9
views: 461

Re: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?

Parking tickets or traffic tickets?
by Zatota
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Parking Tickets
Topic: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?
replies: 9
views: 461

Re: What's the waiting time for a trial nowadays?

It won't be linked to your driver's licence; it will be linked to your car's licence plate.
by Zatota
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Red Light Camera Ticket
Topic: Red light camera at 000.2 seconds, and crossed intersection at 000.9 seconds
replies: 2
views: 259

Re: Red light camera at 000.2 seconds, and crossed intersection at 000.9 seconds

Red light camera tickets are almost impossible to beat. If you request a trial, you may find a sympathetic prosecutor who's willing to reduce the fine in return for a guilty plea.
by Zatota
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Other Ontario Provincial Acts Related to Traffic
Topic: Interfere with Traffic Highway Traffic Act 170
replies: 1
views: 242

Re: Interfere with Traffic Highway Traffic Act 170

It sounds like he charged you under subsection (12), interfering with traffic. If you can show that you had pulled sufficiently off the road that you weren't interfering, you could have a case. I have no idea why he'd have asked your daughter for her name and address. It was also interesting that he...
by Zatota
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Driving through, around or under a railway crossing barrier
Topic: What are the possible defenses to failing to stop at the nearest curb for an emergency vehicle?
replies: 10
views: 890

Wakili01 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:13 pm
Sorry...Correction: "I'm going to try and do my best".
Actually, the first version was correct. Sorry, that's the teacher and picky grammar person in me.
by Zatota
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Driver failing to ensure infant/child passenger is properly secured
Topic: Traffic ticket for not properly securing a seat belt
replies: 7
views: 619

Re: Traffic ticket for not properly securing a seat belt

You said both your wife and your daughter had their seatbelts under their arms. A seatbelt must be worn over the arm and shoulder. You can still request a trial and see the disclosure, but keep in mind you've admitted they were both wearing them incorrectly.
by Zatota
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Courts and Procedure
Topic: Appealing a conviction for a traffic offence where the ticket was not signed.
replies: 6
views: 524

Re: Appealing a conviction for a traffic offence where the ticket was not signed.

In theory, checking a phone is no different from eating a donut or drinking a coffee or from a water bottle. They're all distracting. The display in my car shows me who's calling, so I don't have to peek at my phone, but it's often tempting to do so. In practice, the difference is that the specific ...
by Zatota
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Touched mounted phone to decline call and received $490 ticket
replies: 4
views: 687

Re: Touched mounted phone to decline call and received $490 ticket

The person with whom you meet at early resolution may be in a good mood and may accept your story that you simply pushed one button on a mounted phone. Do your homework and bring at least subsection 14 (1) of the Regulation with you. Tell the prosecutor that that's exactly what you did and no more. ...
by Zatota
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Touched mounted phone to decline call and received $490 ticket
replies: 4
views: 687

Re: Touched mounted phone to decline call and received $490 ticket

You very well could have an argument pursuant to subsection 14 (1) of O. Reg. 366/09 (that's the Regulation dealing with hand-held device exemptions; s. 14 (1) refers to what you said in terms of being able to push a button if the device is securely mounted). That said, the officer/Prosecutor could ...

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