Greetings to all who may read this, and I hope you are coping well. Certainly most people are lucky enough to say they’ve never been through something like this before. So each day we are all making up the rules and then breaking them and making them again. It is easy to imagine some might let their adherence to all rules slide a bit. I say this because we are noticing a bit of a trend developing in the calls and on-line inquiries, we have received from a number of Ontario jurisdictions that we serve.
If you’re doing that daily grind, you want to move quickly as possible the very nanosecond you’re out of gridlock. This is a pretty compelling temptation to speed. You may be surprised to learn however that risking a speed over the posted limit (even the unofficial +19 km/h rule) has little to no benefit in regards to reaching your destination faster.
Drinking and driving charges are one of the most frequent offences in court cases. It can come with some serious consequences like the loss of your licence for a period of time, fines and the installation of an Interlock device.
Dangerous driving is far more serious than one would think. This offence is actually considered a criminal offence and falls under the auspices of the Criminal Code of Canada as opposed to for example, the Highway Traffic Act which a careless driving offence would fall under.
You hear that sound of a crash and realize you have just collided with another car. It may have been as a result of black ice or a distraction; whatever the reason may have been, you decided to leave. This is an offence in Canada referred to as “Fail to Remain”.
In the absence of a search warrant, there are few occasions where the police can search your vehicle without your permission.
A mandatory HTA suspension means that the law must impose the suspension. It is an automatic application. There is no challenging it at the time the suspension is effected.
Police services across Ontario have been doing a bit of a media blitz in 2019, warning motorists as to what constitutes Distracted Driving and the dangers associated for those who engage in it, and the motorists, pedestrians and cyclists they interact with on the road.