Q&A

Questions from site visitors answered.

Q&A - Mudflaps, or the Lack of Them

Q&A ImageMy question is concerning mud flaps/spray difusers or the lack of them.

Why is it that there seems to be an over-abundance of vehicles that don't utilize them? The worst offenders are the "monster" trucks, but not limited to them, zero overhang vehicles such as Smart cars, as one example, also 'fling' debris straight into the air.

Q&A - It Wasn't a School Zone

Q&A ImageCurrently, I am disputing a ticket I received back in June; I was clocked on radar doing 60 km/h through a school zone and was alleged to have violated Section 147(1). However, the section of road I was travelling on is a fairly busy two-lane road, and as such the signs indicating the school zone do not have the "30 km/h" speed limit sign under them.

Q&A - Showing Proof of Speed

Q&A ImageMy mom recently received a traffic ticket for speeding in school zone.

The officer verbally told her that she was driving at 45 km/h in the 30 zone. Later, my mom heard from her friend who also got a ticket that the officer who stopped her actually showed the speed sensor to her for how fast she was going at the time.

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Q&A - Traffic Light Timing

Q&A ImageI am wondering what is the minimum time a traffic light must give when changing from green to red?

Q&A - Difference Between Impaired and Over .08

Counter Attack LogoI witnessed a discussion the other day about the difference between the charges of driving over .08 BAC and driving impaired. Over .08 BAC is obvious but what actions or behaviours can bring an impaired driving charge? Does it specifically refer to alcohol and drugs. Can a person be deemed impaired by illness, say dementia, or impaired by say a neck brace or cast?

Q&A - Change Lanes Without Signal

Q&A ImageI just received a ticket for 151(c) basically saying that I change lanes without signal. I find it upsetting that I received this ticket because I did turn on my signal. He said it was just not fast enough as I was just completing a right turn then going to the left lane and the blinker was still signalling right.

Q&A - Driving Too Fast for Conditions

Q&A ImageMy son was ticketed with driving too fast for conditions. The air and roads were dry. No 'conditions'. He was in an unfamiliar area at night and was in a roundabout which had a steep ditch on one side. As he was unfamiliar with the round about, he simply turned into the curb instead of following the curve of the road, and ended up over the curb and slightly down the embankment.

Q&A - Distracted Driving for Tourists

Q&A ImageI was caught using a cell phone while driving and handed a ticket. Being a tourist from California I didn't know about the new no cell phone law. But the officer's reasoning was that it is also unlawful to use a cell phone in California and decided to write me a ticket.

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Q&A - Driving With an Arm in a Sling

Q&A ImageI recently had shoulder surgery and am in a sling for 7 weeks. I want to know if it is considered illegal to drive one armed?

Q&A - Misuse of Emergency Vehicles

Q&A ImageI have a question relating to ambulances. When an ambulance is parked, not in a emergency situation, do they have the right to park anywhere they want to even though they are parked illegally??

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