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by Bookm
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law
Replies: 524
Views: 20758

Re: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law

As for S.147 HTA, the key element is "traveling upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic". The normal speed of traffic to be used is the speed limit ... Come on. If that's what it meant, that's what it would say. It would say "less than the speed limit". True, If ...
by Bookm
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law
Replies: 524
Views: 20758

Re: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law

I would still like to see ..... the driver being given a ticket for going slow in the left lane . There is a charge of disobey signage, if I am not mistaken. Slow vehicles to travel on right side (HTA) 147. (1) Any vehicle traveling upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at that ti...
by Bookm
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law
Replies: 524
Views: 20758

Re: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law

Rant: m Video Example: m I'll be convinced of 203's success when I read about significant reductions in death rates. Perhaps I can be convinced on day. I truly feel for the families and friends of those killed in car accidents. Maybe I've taken this latest death (on the edge of town here) too person...
by Bookm
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law
Replies: 524
Views: 20758

Re: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law

A quick response turned expensive for a tow-truck operator... Wayne, I'm curious. Is it likely this will cost the driver his job due to insurance issues (based on a "racing charge") with the tow company? If so, is it likely he would be hired by another company? If not, is there a similar ...
by Bookm
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: OPP (Cambridge) Cruiser Struck on 401
Replies: 43
Views: 4906

Re: OPP (Cambridge) Cruiser Struck on 401

I just thought of another possible cause. A lot of cars (standard trans. in particular) don't need to brake to slow down. The gear ratios in the transmission are usually sufficient to get woe'd down just by lifting the gas. So "Joe-less-than-attentive-chattin'-on-the-cel-phone" following a...
by Bookm
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: OPP (Cambridge) Cruiser Struck on 401
Replies: 43
Views: 4906

Re: OPP (Cambridge) Cruiser Struck on 401

This scenario is frequently profiled on those "Scariest Police Video" type shows and I've always wondered what is drawing these drivers over to the shoulder and striking the stopped cars. The cruisers being struck are on the shoulder, so as much as I agree with the law (and feel it should ...
by Bookm
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Radar Detector Laws in Canada
Replies: 80
Views: 14089

Re: Radar Detector Laws in Canada

"Faster is safer, right?" No! It was "Speed'ING is safe'ER". There's a big diffence. Faster-is-Safer would imply that the faster you drive, the safer you are. I don't mean that at all. By "speeding", I mean driving ABOVE the speed limit. This has the effect of keeping ...
by Bookm
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Radar Detector Laws in Canada
Replies: 80
Views: 14089

Re: Radar Detector Laws in Canada

RD... I was 18 in 1981. The affordable cars at the time were left-over 60's muscle cars. I worked many hours to pay the tickets I inevitably received, but the accumulation of points was getting to be a bit of a pickle. I took the MTO guy's threat seriously at the 12-point interview. So me and a budy...
by Bookm
Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law
Replies: 524
Views: 20758

Re: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law

The Timmins Daily Press wrote: Street racer found guilty; Motorist must pay $4,000 Posted 8 hours ago A Timmins motorist has been convicted under the... Maybe I missed something when I reviewed the new laws. What exact statute did he violate warranting a "racing" charge? The best I can fi...
by Bookm
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Canada's Worst Driver, part 3
Replies: 29
Views: 2537

Re: Canada's Worst Driver, part 3

hey, it took me 30 YEARS to grow that!! And now my itty-bitty feelings are hurt..... (whatever)
Perhaps you find this look more appealing:
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1212 ... einih9.jpg



...... ya, ya.. I'm going!
by Bookm
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Canada's Worst Driver, part 3
Replies: 29
Views: 2537

Re: Canada's Worst Driver, part 3

As with ALL the drivers, he is completely cured (thanks Cam'r) and poses no threat... He did get pulled over a few times post-show and got a couple minor tickets (nothing big, so I was told). The "expulsion" episode airs Monday (Jan. 21) on Discovery Civilization. Blooper for Wayne... watc...
by Bookm
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Passing on the on ramp/shoulder
Replies: 21
Views: 2203

Re: Passing on the on ramp/shoulder

The ultimate test of patience and consideration for others is conducted at merge points. Clearly, merge lanes from on-ramps were designed with free-flowing traffic in mind. We are taught to accelerate to the speed of traffic and merge safely, expecting other motorists to assist you with the merge (e...
by Bookm
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law
Replies: 524
Views: 20758

Re: Drivers 'stunned' by new Ontario speeding law

Yes, this law in Ontario is flawed.....it should be more like California and vehicles get sent directly to the crusher!! But in the meantime have to watch the vehicle being towed, and grab it between the thumb and index finger and rapidly close those fingers together while chanting... "Crushin...
by Bookm
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: Canada's Worst Driver, part 3
Replies: 29
Views: 2537

Re: Canada's Worst Driver, part 3

Respond Wayne wrote:I thought that our draftsman from CWD 2 would have started this thread...


Nah. My era is over, LOL! The new batch can take it from here. My "schtick" is likely what caused the whole "vehicle confiscation thing!... DOH, my bad!!!
I guess you guys won't ever let me do THIS again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXe23F7Z0kc
by Bookm
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Traffic Initiatives
Topic: O.P.P Investigate Dangerous Driving
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Re: O.P.P Investigate Dangerous Driving

Oh come on (chuckle). Don't ya wish you could transform into a redneck and have this kinda' fun just once?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRuskNIgBoA Rednecks famous last words: "Hey ya'll, watch this!" Note: The plate is just home made... says "INS ANE". How do the other "...