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 Province of Ontario has filed the final regulations dealing when police officers can stop people in public and ask them to identify themselves - normally called "carding" or "street checks." This new legislation will come into effect on January 1st, 2017. Under...
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...
Ontario recently amended their driving offence legislation, in the Making Ontario's Roads Safer Act, to increase the fines for a handful of driving offences. The changes are significant in that in two of them demerit points were added to sentences of two offences that...
Unlike most other criminal offences, a conviction for impaired driving, or a DUI, comes with punishments not only under the Criminal Code, but also under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). As such, if you are charged with a DUI, there is a lot of information you need to...
Fines are imposed in almost all drinking and driving cases. Recent changes to sentencing by the Federal Government have doubled the Victim Fine Surcharges (VFS) from 15 to 30 percent, and done away with the Judge's discretion - they are now mandatory. VFS is a...
An early morning crash has resulted in a slew of charges for a young Ottawa woman. According to police the car was Westbound on the Queensway when it tried to drive between two police cruisers in a construction zone. The car struck one of the police vehicles. The...
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