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by Decatur
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Hand Held communication device ticket $490 help negotiating with prosecutor, reduce fine?
Replies: 3
Views: 678

The easiest way to explain this is, insurance companies don’t care about demerit points. They are simply a way for MTO to track poor drivers. Tickets are generally broken down into one of three categories. Minor, major and serious/criminal. An example would be a speeding ticket for 15 over. There ar...
by Decatur
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Speed Traps
Topic: Caught Speeding (Speed Trap) With Speed Gun: 25 Over
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Caught Speeding (Speed Trap) With Speed Gun: 25 Over

The first thing you need to answer is, did you check to see if your disclosure was ready? The obligation is on you to to get the disclosure, not just request it and forget about it. You may be able to request an adjournment and receive you disclosure on Monday. The chances of the officer not being t...
by Decatur
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
Topic: 89 km speed in 60 km/hr zone and got speeding ticket
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: 89 km speed in 60 km/hr zone and got speeding ticket

You’re were already given a break at roadside. A prosecutor isn’t simply going to waive the entire ticket for you or a paralegal. If you decide to fight it, they will also likely amend it back to the original speed of 102 km/h. You can always try get get a bit more of a break, that’s entirely up to ...
by Decatur
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Using nitrous on a drag strip or racing event
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Using nitrous on a drag strip or racing event

And you might want to check with your insurance company as well. Most policies are void if you take the vehicle to any track.
by Decatur
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more
Topic: 104 km/h Stunt Driving in a 50 km/h street in Vaughan
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: 104 km/h Stunt Driving in a 50 km/h street in Vaughan

Nope. You have to show up in court still. This will not affect the original crharge.
by Decatur
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Went to trial today speeding ticket found guilty
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Manuals are no longer required as part of disclosure. Even if you ask for one. They are considered third party records and the prosecutor has no obligation to provide them. https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2017/2017onsc436/2017onsc436.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAMcmFkYXIgbWFudWFsAAAAAAE&resultInd...
by Decatur
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Hand-held device charge, Brampton, ON, plea bargain
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Hand-held device charge, Brampton, ON, plea bargain

I can’t see this applying to hand held devices. This section is meant for violating a condition on a driver’s licence such as the requirement to wear prescription glasses.
by Decatur
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Courts and Procedure
Topic: Appealing a conviction for a traffic offence where the ticket was not signed.
Replies: 6
Views: 863

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

Picking up or just holding the device is enough for a conviction in a Ontario. It doesn’t matter if you weren’t talking or texting. The only way you’re going to find out if the original was signed is to apply to have the case reopened, have that motion granted and obtain a copy of it as part of disc...
by Decatur
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Courts and Procedure
Topic: Appealing a conviction for a traffic offence where the ticket was not signed.
Replies: 6
Views: 863

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

It depends. First, if it was an electronic ticket, they aren’t signed. Second, if it isn’t, your ticket is actually a copy and the Justice of the Peace would have no idea whether your copy was signed or not. Obviously the original was, because you were convicted. R. v Wadood now allows for officers ...
by Decatur
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Speed Traps
Topic: Faulty cruise control causes out of control acceleration at a speed trap
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Faulty cruise control causes out of control acceleration at a speed trap

It’s the driver’s responsibility to ensure that a motor vehicle is fit for the road. This would include dealing with a recall and perhaps not driving it until it’s fixed. Speeding is an absolute liability offence, which means you either were or weren’t speeding. You got a deal with the 15 over. If y...
by Decatur
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
Topic: Speed limit sign - White numbers on black background
Replies: 3
Views: 634

These signs are perfectly legal on federal NCC roadways. Generally enforcement is done by the RCMP but OPP and Ottawa police can enforce it as well. The maximum speed on NCC roads is 60 km/h by regulation and actually doesnt need to be posted unless it deviates from that.
by Decatur
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Is riding motorcycles side by side illegal in Ontario?
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Is riding motorcycles side by side illegal in Ontario?

It is legal to ride side by side in Ontario. Not the safest practice but there’s nothing in the HTA to prohibit it.
by Decatur
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Stunt Driving
Topic: What is the effect (if any) of the alleged excessive speed not stated on the summon?
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: What is the effect (if any) of the alleged excessive speed not stated on the summon?

It is valid. The actual speed is not part of the short wording for a stunt offence.
by Decatur
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
Topic: Ticketed speed is higher than radar speed
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Ticketed speed is higher than radar speed

There’s no requirement to lock the device at the highest speed obtained. It’s quite common to clear a locked speed to see if someone is speeding up or slowing down. There’s also no requirement to show you the speed displayed on the device.
by Decatur
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Introducing evidence to court, researching the law
Replies: 18
Views: 2290

Re: Introducing evidence to court, researching the law

I'm just curious, where was the alleged offence, and what type of speed measuring device was used. Some of the disclosure doesn't make sense for an officer written ticket.

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