Please provide your input, thanks
This charge came out of far to may cruisers being struck on t-stops by drivers not paying attention.
If you plan to fight it in Court, the fact you were unaware of the law or you observed other drivers commit the offence is irrelevant. My experience is J.P.'s take the charge quite seriously since it's a big safety issue for emergency responders. Your options are basically to go to trial and see if the Crown can prove their case (probably can as you did commit the offence) or see if the Crown will offer you a deal with a lesser charge/fine.
Part of the law is that "if" you can not move over, you "must" slow down. I slow 20-40km/hr below the speed limit when in this situation (which I have had only to do on a 2 lane area).
Our local MPP is working on just such a law to change the definition to include tow trucks stopped at the scene, although the local paper worded the article poorly and made it seem like we had to pull over for tow trucks driving to a call.Christian2000 wrote:They should include towtruck operators in this law. It must be pretty scary hitching a vehicle while cars are zooming past you going 80 - 120 km/hour .
Meh, no matter what is on the shoulder...all drivers should move over. Could be parents with a sick child on shoulder, child all sudden plays trick and runs around vehicle into the lane.Christian2000 wrote:They should include towtruck operators in this law.