New to the forum, but would greatly appreciate any advice someone has to offer. First time ever getting a ticket and I'm wondering if the ticket I got is technically correct?
I'm in Kingston and I was going East on Taylor Kidd Boulevard (see map link below), trying to turn left (North) onto Edgar street. There is a median on Taylor Kidd which ends slightly beyond the edgarintersection. This is visible on sattelite view on google maps. There is a visible No U-turn sign posted here, but I thought I was making a wide left onto edgar Street.
Needless to say I got a ticket for Prohibited Turn Ã¢Â€Â“ Disobey Sign Traffic Tickets for 2 demerit points and 110 bucks. I was just wondering is this possible to fight given that I did not make a true U-turn where I had switched directions 180 degrees? Anyone have success with a case similar to this. If so any advice on how to prepare?
Here is the google maps link for the intersection
https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=taylor+ki ... tario&z=16
Thanks very much for your time,
Agreed. Making that argument in court with a straight face is the real challenge.Stanton wrote:Looking at the street view pictures it appears the median extends well beyond Edgar Street. It certainly appears that you would have made a u-turn to access the street.
If you want to plea-bargain to a lesser charge with fewer or no demerit points, that might help you, but pleading guilty only helps with possibly getting a lesser fine.
http://www.OntarioTicket.com OR http://www.OHTA.ca