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I was driving down the highway on my motorcycle and a unmarked police vehicle driving towards me radar me at 47 km/h over the speed limit.
My question is this a minor offense in Ontario for insurance companies and would I have any chance fighting this in court.
The officer never showed me the reading on the radar, just gave me the ticket.
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Most insurance companies would probably consider this a major offence. You were only 3km/h away from a stunt driving charge.
The officer doesn't have to show you the radar and in most cases it wouldn't be considered safe to do so anyway.
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The only way to be sure is to contact your actual insurance provider. What speed is considered a major offence varies from one insurance provider to the next.
As for fighting the ticket, there is always a chance, but it's very dependent on the actual circumstances and the evidence against you. If your ticket wasn't reduced at the roadside, you could probably at the very least work out a deal with the Crown to plead guilty to a reduced speed.