Had I been driving 10 over the limit, no cop in his right mind would even think of pulling me over.
Where does the LAW state how slow is TOO slow. So what? Can a cop pull you over for doing 5 under the limit. So that the public is left with no written rule on how slow is too slow? We just have to guess? That's not right.
It is a SPEED LIMIT. LIMIT meaning....don't drive faster than this.
Can anyone help me? Please. I go to court in APRIL 2009. Thanks
First, what road were you on? How fast was traffic around you going? What were the road conditions like? Finally, if you were on a multi-lane road, which lane were you in when the cop tagged you? All of that is important. There's no specific statement of "too slow" in the HTA. Well, actually, there is. The section you got charged under is this:
Speed limit isn't in there. It is included in the wording of laws against driving too slowly in British Columbia for example, but not Ontario. Quebec, of course, has MINIMUM speed limits. So do some American states, like Michigan. In Ontario, you could, in theory, get charged for unnecessary slow driving even if you're driving the speed limit.132. (1) No motor vehicle shall be driven on a highway at such a slow rate of speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic thereon except when the slow rate of speed is necessary for safe operation having regard to all the circumstances.
10 under limit, keeping right except to pass, or just driving on a rural highway (like Highway 17), ticket is easily beaten. If you were going 80 in the left lane of the DVP with traffic ripping by you in the centre and right lanes... that's a whole different ballgame. Regardless, be sure to get disclosure to see the evidence against you.
Sounds like you already had some sort of a "First Attendance" meeting, from your post under General Talk. Crown didn't want to drop the charge, no surprise. They only want a guilty plea out of it, so you did the right thing by carrying forward if you wanted to avoid the demerit points.
Of course I can help you. The previous message posted here answering your message is a good foundation so there is no point repeating it.slowman wrote:Can anyone help me? Please. I go to court in APRIL 2009.
Now you need someone who can assist you in making it persuasively to the Court. If you need some help let me know.
I have retained a lawyer here in Sudbury...my home town...but we still have to go back to Cochrane for the hearing.
The accompanying sonic boom would've been a dead giveaway.I'm quite certain I was one of the ones who passed you!
At this point they should just give you a ticket for going the speed limit... because your only choices from there are to go faster and be speeding or slow down and be impeding!
http://www.OntarioTicket.com OR http://www.OHTA.ca
- with the above added, make it an offence to pass to the right of any vehicle.
this would allow faster moving vehicles on the left and give someone moving back to the right more peace of mind that some moron is not going to "undercut" them to the right as they are leaving some space while passing.