Traffic Tickets

Information related to traffic tickets and traffic court.

Q&A - Defending a No Insurance Ticket

Q&A ImageI recently received a ticket for driving without insurance. At the time I had a passenger in my vehicle with me. I produced expired insurance papers to the officer and was given a ticket. I then had to have my car towed home.

Q&A - My Witness in Traffic Court

Q&A ImageI do have a couple more questions related to court:

1)I will be bringing a witness who was in the vehicle at the time.  Do I need to inform the court ahead of time of this?  Or is it something I would do when the case starts?

2)I assume the witness would testify after the Officer but before myself?  Is that right?

RESOURCE - Designing a Driver Penalty Point System

Question MarkHave you ever wondered how our penalty point system came to be? This document from the European community examines the penalty point system in European countries and recommends best practices to implement an effective system.

Q&A - Trial Adjourned by Crown

Q&A ImageI was ticketed for speeding and contested the ticket.  I recieved my trial date notice and wasn't able to make that date.  I then applied to change the date and was approved.  After that, the ticketing officer called (my wife answered) and wanted to change the new date.  He said he would call back as he needed to speak with me, but I never heard from him.  

Q&A - Disputing Speeding in a Playground Zone Ticket

Q&A ImageI received a Violation Ticket (Speed in Playground Zone) about a year ago and will be disputing it at some point... (I still have not received my court date)

Q&A - Told to dispute ticket by cop??

Q&A ImageI just moved here from Manitoba and have already got my first BC speeding ticket! I was on my motorcycle on the Trans Canada in the construction zones. I was riding behind another motorbike at about 7 car lengths behind him when we passed the cop.

Q&A - Disputing my failing to stop ticket

Q&A ImageI approached a 4 way stop, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that I stopped. I waited & proceeded straight through the intersection as there were no cars approaching the intersection from any direction.  This happened about 10 pm at night, at an intersection about 3 blocks from my home, so it is an intersection I am very familiar with.

CASE LAW - R v Soriano

BC Courts Coat of ArmsMr. Soriano was convicted of speeding and fined $138 on April 6, 2010. He subsequently appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court of BC claiming that the verdict was unreasonable because he was not exceeding the speed limit. There was a miscarriage of justice because his hearing was not fair.

Q&A - Number of Officers Involved in Issuing a Ticket

Q&A ImageHow does a person know whether multiple officers were involved in a speeding ticket and not just the officer who issued the ticket? If there is doubt, how can a civilian investigate the matter further and find out?

THE LAW - Motor Vehicle Amendment Act #2 2012

Scales of JusticeThe province of British Columbia intends to make  significant changes to the way drivers are penalized for disobeying the driving laws. The current Violation Ticket and traffic court system will be replaced with something similar called a Driving Notice and a system of dispute adjudication under the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles.

Syndicate content

Google Ads