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Old 03-05-2011, 08:56 PM
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Angry Got Ticket in Wifes Escape

So I was driving downtown Toronto on Monday (in my Wifes Escape) coming off the Gardnier and making a left turn onto Young Street from Harbour. For my entire life there have always been two lanes turning left at that intersection. So I made the turn from the outside lane and got flagged over along with two others. Apparently they changed the law about a year ago and now only allow the far left inside lane for turning, WTF!! The ticket is for "Improper Left Turn" HTA 141 (6) and is for $110 plus 2 demerit points. While since my driving record is clean I am going to fight it (Option 3). I am wondering if any members on here have any experience fighting traffic tickets in Ontario or if any one has been nabbed at that intersection and fought it. What are my chances in getting it thrown out,
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:07 PM
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OUCH!!!! Good luck fighting the ticket.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:44 PM
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That really sucks, hope someone can help you out with this.
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Dang that sucks,
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Man their gonna throw you in jail . Been nice knowing ya . Stop by occasionally and let us know how their treating ya . lol . Good luck .
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May have to start up a 'Collection Drive' to help you out with the pending incarcerated living fees (AKA Protection Fees).

But really, what did you expect!?! When a Ram owner starts scooting around in an ...... Escape..... I mean......Really!!!

When I have to ride in my wife's Escape......she drives! My choice!

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Weird. I drive a Ram and my wife drives an Escape.......

You can't use ignorance as an excuse to the law. It will probably be dependant on the judges mood if you are stuck with it or not. Just go in and be honest about what you thought. If you go in with a chip on your shoulder you will only bruise your ego.

Good luck though and let us know how it works out.
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Agreed ^^^^, it's worth a shot to try and fight it. Maybe they'll just send you to a couple driving classes to avoid the points on your license, but good luck man and let us know how it works out for you.

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I'd say that they should be required to post signs 'No dual turns' like we have in Calgary. I know what you're going through, I got my license in BC where you can make a U-turn at any intersection unless otherwise marked... in alberta it's no u-turns at lighted intersections, period. I was basically like WTF, it ain't posted; but at least I was driving my dakota then... I hate escapes, I drive too many for work and they're garbage for anything besides getting groceries.
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