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Old 12-11-2009, 08:03 AM   #1
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Think twice about running that redlight or other moving violations.



http://www.torontosun.com/news/toron...18301-sun.html

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Running a red's going to cost you a lot more green.

Fines for several driving offences will double effective Jan. 1 -- and in some instances quadrupling -- as the government says it wants to get tough with drivers who flaunt the rules.

"Ontario's roads are the safest in all North America, and these tougher penalties for unsafe driving practices will help keep motorists safe," Transportation Minister Jim Bradley said in a statement.

The biggest increase is for failing to pull over and stop for emergency vehicles or for following within 150 metres of a fire truck.

The fine now is $500 but in the New Year begins that jumps to $2,000 for a first offence, along with three demerit points and a possible two-year licence suspension.

A second offence within five years will net a drive a $4,000 fine, three demerit points, a two-year licence suspension and a six-month jail term.

Other fines will double: Running a red light will result in a $1,000 fine, failing to wear a seatbelt or not ensuring a passenger under 16 is properly secured also goes to $1,000 and careless driving or failing to remain at a crash rises to $2,000.

Other maximum penalties for these offences haven't changed, including a two-year licence suspension and six-month jail term.

"Higher fines for convictions will be another effective tool to help make Ontario roads safer ... especially if it gets the attention of irresponsible and reckless drivers," OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino said.

In 2006, the most recent year available, 769 people were killed on Ontario roads or 0.87 for every 10,000 licensed drivers.

The province says that makes our highways the safest in North America.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:43 AM   #2
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how nice, another ridiculous cash grab... and crazy end results.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:14 AM   #3
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personally i'm fine with it. i'll just continue not running red lights, not running from accidents, pulling over for emergency vehicles, wearing a seat belt, etc and I shouldn't be affected.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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If it's really a cash grab, then stick it to the man by not breaking the law.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:22 AM   #5
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If it's really a cash grab, then stick it to the man by not breaking the law.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:37 AM   #6
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"A second offence within five years will net a drive a $4,000 fine, three demerit points, a two-year licence suspension and a six-month jail term."

so you go to jail and you end up talking to a fellow inmate:

"hey"
"yo"
"what you in for?"
"b & e. how about joo?"
"running a red-light."
"you serious?"
"yup"

oh ya, jail sentence sounds like a suitable punishment.


i totally agree with this one though.

"The biggest increase is for failing to pull over and stop for emergency vehicles or for following within 150 metres of a fire truck."
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:41 AM   #7
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come on,the people who assault some one or runs a illegal grow operation gets less time.When does higher fines = better driving?...hit the bad drivers with demerit points and let the insurance company deal with them.I agree with the cell phone ban though,I been almost hit many times by idiots on the phone while driving.
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If I don't break the law, I get to keep my cash? Yeah baby
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:20 AM   #9
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how about offering discounts on insurance every year for good drivers?....I got zero point and no tickets the last 15 years and still my insurance goes up?.
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how about offering discounts on insurance every year for good drivers?....I got zero point and no tickets the last 15 years and still my insurance goes up?.
isn't is a great society we live in?
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:27 AM   #11
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If it's really a cash grab, then stick it to the man by not breaking the law.
Bingo. It's not that hard to obey the rules of the road.

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"A second offence within five years will net a drive a $4,000 fine, three demerit points, a two-year licence suspension and a six-month jail term."

so you go to jail and you end up talking to a fellow inmate:

"hey"
"yo"
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"running a red-light."
"you serious?"
"yup"

oh ya, jail sentence sounds like a suitable punishment.


i totally agree with this one though.

"The biggest increase is for failing to pull over and stop for emergency vehicles or for following within 150 metres of a fire truck."
You kind of got that mixed up, you're taking the one sentence out of context.

"A second offence within five years will net a drive a $4,000 fine, three demerit points, a two-year licence suspension and a six-month jail term."

This specifically refers to the fire truck/emergency vehicle fine, not red lights.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:05 PM   #12
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thats it im registering my car in Quebec. F this.

Why drivers can go on Strike to oppose this bs? first street racing bill now this. Lets strike it out!!!
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:16 PM   #13
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I still can't believe there are who actually have a problem with this....where is the commie, I'm sure he's preparing an essay to pitch in...
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:34 PM   #14
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lol... Can't wait to see bmdbley's response.... wonder if max will be able to handle all the embedded youtube vids, hot links to police incidents, or multicoloured text.
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^ that made me laugh out loud for a while, but nonetheless i like his posts. they're stimulating and we end up with discussion and debate threads.
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