Q&A - Didn't See the New Sign
I routinely drive in a certain Vancouver area. Tonight I was ticketed for turning right at a red light. I was told there is a new no-right-turn-at-red-light sign, that I think was just installed in the last day or two. The policeman said he was waiting there for people to violate that sign.
I know I was wrong for not seeing the sign, but it is a route I am very used to, it was dark, and it was on a small street where this kind of sign is unexpected. There has always been a no-right-at-red sign on the next parallel street but it is a major road, and I avoided it by choosing this route.
Is there any way to check on when the sign was changed?
Also, is there any way to ask for leeway in a case like this? I am still a student so the ticket is very costly for me.