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I recently had an early resolution meeting for a disobey signs ticket which was lowered to "Park or Stand on Highway" which carries no demerit points. They told me this was a non moving violation however I would like to confirm it. I have looked on the web but cannot find this charge. Can someone please advise if this is correct? I want to make sure this will not affect my insurance rate.
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Was the charge you plead to under the Highway Traffic Act or a local bylaw? ThereÃ¢Â€Â™s a charge for parking on the highway under section 170 of the H.T.A., but thereÃ¢Â€Â™s also typically bylaws that would cover the same offence.
The reason I ask is that insurance companies treat all Highway Traffic Act convictions the same, regardless if theyÃ¢Â€Â™re a so called Ã¢Â€Âœmoving violationÃ¢Â€Â or not. Demerit points are essentially irrelevant to your provider. Some providers/policies will overlook your first conviction; some may slightly increase your rates.
My guess is that you plead to an HTA offence, hence a rate increase is possible.
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Sounds like you plead to a Toronto by-law, to me.
what jurisdiction is the offence?
No, I am not the chief of Toronto Police.
No, I do not work for Toronto Police...
... it is just a name folks
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That's the annoying thing, they didn't say whether it was under HTA or a bylaw. My guess is that it was HTA and they dropped the demerit points but I really don't know how all that works. This is my first ticket conviction.
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Interesting, do we know if section 170 usually charged against the owner or the driver of the vehicle?