With the increased portability of technology, more drivers can stay connected with their friends and family - as well as their favourite modes of entertainment - during their commutes. Whether you remember the frustration of having to find a telephone booth to make a...
Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol could be facing tougher penalties with the advent of legal recreational marijuana use coming in July 2018. Ontario is potentially planning to implement stricter laws for drivers 21 years old and younger, all...
You're on your morning commute to work and you just rolled through the local coffee shop drive-thru. With the coffee cup in its holder, a jelly donut in one hand and your other hand on the wheel, you motor along listening to your favourite morning radio talk show. The...
As a daily commuter, your vehicle may feel like a second home to you. You might do many of the same things in your car that others do at home. Listening to music, checking email, having a quick bite to eat or applying a bit of makeup: these are all tasks many drivers...
With the Government's announced intention to legalize the recreational use of marijuana there has been increased attention to the issue of impaired driving as a result of the consumption of a drug. The offence of impaired driving by drug has always existed but...
Beaucoup de gens accusés d'infraction de conduite en vertu du Code criminel ne comprennent pas pleinement leurs options afin de protéger leurs droits. Peut-être qu'ils se sentent accablés par la possibilité de perdre leurs permis de conduire, ou ils ne réalisent pas...
After being stopped at a RIDE program you are asked to step out of the car and blow into a roadside screening device. The officer tells you that you have failed. You are arrested for driving over 80, read your rights, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police...
Ontario Regulation 339/94 [Regulation] is a regulation under the Highway Traffic Act which governs the demerit point system which all Ontario drivers are familiar with. Depending on if you are a fully licenced driver (G or M) or a novice driver (G1, G2, M1, and M2),...
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees certain rights to anyone arrested, or detained, by police in Canada. These are particularly important to know when arrested for a drinking and driving offence. These rights include: To be told why you are being detained...
With Spring fast approaching, thought it would be a good idea to review some of the law regarding cycling in Ontario. Bicyclists in Ontario are required to comply with the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), just like any other vehicle. The definition of vehicle in the HTA...
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