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failing to signal when making U-turn

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:01 pm
by badday
The whole story goes as follows.

I was going to work, but I decided to make a right turn (when I should have waited at the red light and made a left). However during the right turn, the light has no effect since I have a stop sign telling me to stop. There's an island separating right turns from going straight and left turns. Anyways after I made right turn, I realized that I did wrong thing out of habit (I always make right turns when I go out chilling with friends). So I said ooops, damn ok I have to make U-turn. and when I made U-turn, I see the cop right in front of me.....
well the rest is history and im stopped.

i got three tickets in total, one for failing to stop at red light (when if anything I had a stop sign) second one for not presenting insurance (I didn't have it with me) and finally failing to signal. i believe he cited it under HTA as 142(1).

the cop wrote "Fail to signal for turn".

I was charged 85 and with tax 110.


I would appreciate any help or advice you guys have on fighting this, along with my other charges????

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:04 am
by hwybear
what intersection is this?

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:51 pm
by badday
It was on Dixon and Chetta Dr.

or Dixon and Wincott Dr. depending which way you're coming.


Basically in Dixon Rd, but between Islington and Kipling

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:33 pm
by hwybear
"badday" just for others clarity..... can you copy or quote which of the below applies for you

WB Dixon Road (controlled by traffic signal)
- designated left turn lane
- L1 straight thru
- L2 straight thru
- L3 straight thru
- about 10m (2 car lengths prior to intersection) L3 has a merge ramp to the right to head NB on Chetta Place. When the ramp comes to Chetta Place there is a stop sign.

EB Dixon Road (controlled by traffic signal)
- designated left turn lane
- L1 straight thru
- L2 straight thru
- L3 straight thru

NB Chetta Place
- one lane, possibly two vehicles wide

SB Wincott Drive (controlled by traffic signal)
- L1 (only one lane)
- about 10m (2 car lengths prior to intersection) L1 has a merge ramp to the right to head EB on Dixon Road. When the ramp comes to Dixon Road there is a stop sign.

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:03 pm
by badday
hwybear wrote:"badday" just for others clarity..... can you copy or quote which of the below applies for you




SB Wincott Drive (controlled by traffic signal)
- L1 (only one lane)
- about 10m (2 car lengths prior to intersection) L1 has a merge ramp to the right to head EB on Dixon Road. When the ramp comes to Dixon Road there is a stop sign.
Thanks for your consideration hwybear.

My problem was

I was coming out of the building 11 Wincott Dr,

What happened is, I went to make a right turn on the specified ramp to go East Bound in Dixon Road.

As I was going Eastbound I made a U-turn, and began to go west bound,

After I went through the intersection at Wincott/Chetta AND DIXON RD,
I was pulled over.

Again my tickets were no insurance (I do i just didn't have with me), failing to signal and not stopping at red light. (when if anything I had a stop sign not a red light since I went through the ramp).