Monthly Archives: October 2013

Vehicle modifications and Ontario law: An introduction

We’ve all seen heavily modified cars scooting around town, lowered, aftermarket “cat-back” exhaust, with louder-than-life stereos or the giant 4x4s with lifts and roaring stove pipes. But, are these tricked-out rides legal in Ontario according to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)? Not quite and here’s why.

Are You Holding? Handheld Devices and Ontario’s Driving Laws

The law in the Highway Traffic Act states: 78.1 (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway while holding or using a hand-held wireless communication device or other prescribed device that is capable of receiving or transmitting telephone communications, electronic data, mail or text messages. By now we’re all aware that the … Read More

Early Resolutions: Are they worth the haggle?

If you have one of the Ontario green traffic tickets (Form 4 in small print at the top), this will be listed on the back of it as Option 2: Choosing this option on the back of your traffic ticket means that you will be given an opportunity to speak with someone from the prosecutor’s … Read More

Beware of the Double Ding! At-fault accidents and insurance premiums

Aside from the obvious ding to your vehicle which results from an accident, if you were charged by the police for causing it, it could result in being double dinged by your insurance provider. Ding #1 – Being charged with an HTA traffic offence by police for causing the accident will result in an insurance … Read More