Traffic Tickets

Information related to traffic tickets and traffic court.

Q&A - Two Tickets for One Crash

crash cartoonI was given a ticket after I alledgedly hit a parked car with no one inside.

I was first given a ticket for breaking section 68(1) for hitting this vehicle. Several days later a different officer of the Port Moody police came back and gave me a second ticket for breaking section 68(2). These 2 tickets were given to me for the one single alledged offense. They both have the same date as well.

Q&A - Cell Phone Ticket

Q&A ImageI was ticketed for disobeying a traffic sign (I absolutely did, take full responsibility for that one) and also for "contravening section 25 (15) of the MVA) which is violating the terms of my license (Class 7N, GLP program) by 'using a handheld device.' My problem is my phone was sitting in the centre console, completely dead, and i hadn't touched or looked at it.

Q&A - Front Licence Plate Ticket

Q&A ImageBC law that requires a front plate on most vehicles.

Q&A - U-Turn Ticket Questions

Q&A ImageI was given a u turn ticket  under section 168 (b) (iv), on 104 avenue and 158 street in Surrey BC. You can get an idea of what this intersection looks like using google maps:

Q&A - Definition of Obstructed Lane Needed.

Q&A ImageI received a traffic violation today under Section 158(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act.

158  (1) The driver of a vehicle must not cause or permit the vehicle to overtake and pass on the right of another vehicle, except

(a) when the vehicle overtaken is making a left turn or its driver has signalled his or her intention to make a left turn,

Q&A - Speeding Ticket on the Georgia Viaduct

Q&A ImageI got a speeding ticket today at Georgia Viaduct and here is what happened: I was driving down Georgia St (middle lane) heading east.  Knowing that Georgia Viaduct is a speed trap (I received a ticket at the same spot two years ago), I stayed behind a Grey Mazda 3 and made sure I was within the speed limit (around 50km/hr).

CASE LAW - R v Song

BC Courts Coat of ArmsMr. En Song received a traffic ticket for speeding in a school zone while traveling down a steep hill.  He had some difficulty communicating with the police officer due to language problems. He had asked what his speed was and the officer did not tell him. He paid the ticket in full within 30 days.

Q&A - Driving Without Reasonable Consideration Ticket

Q&A ImageI got a call from the RCMP the other day because someone accused me of driving bad. They phoned me 15 days AFTER the alleged incident and issued me a violation ticket for Driving w/o Consideration 144 (1)(b).

Q&A - Raising a Charter Issue in Traffic Court

Q&A ImageI have done fairly extensive on-line research on disputing tickets and, in particular, requesting a stay based on the Charter argument related to delay (seeing as we are in the 18 month range from date of offense to first appearance) and I have found a lot of interesting material related to how to do this (Charter argument) in other jurisdictions (like Ontario), such as the kinds of forms you need to file, the style of cause et

Q&A - Can't Reduce Speeding Fines

Q&A ImageI found that you posted that "the MVA requires that the JP impose the fine legislated for the speed being travelled. If they find between 20 and 40 over, for instance, they must impose the $196 fine and cannot reduce it." I cannot find where in the MVA legislation it states this.

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