ontario speeding to profits

October 30, 2007 ·

globeandmail.com ran a story today on the new speeding law in ontario. a month into this law and over 1,000 people have been charged. i say kudos to this. not because it helps keep excessive speeding at bay - which clearly it doesn't if this many people got caught - but that we might as well capitalize on people's immense capacity for stupidity.

no one really needs to go 150 kph or faster. hell, how is that even possible these days with traffic jams being constant at almost all hours of the day. it must be all the country bumpkins who have open roads with which to burn some rubber.

they want to put the funds toward educational campaigns. i say boo to that. not when ignorance and stupidity can be so profitable. i think getting tagged with a $10,000 fine is education enough. When asked, Fantino wished he set it at 130. I don't agree with it being that low, mostly because i've been known to frequent that speed on an open 404 early on a sunday morning. but 140 seems reasonable and i bet that would almost double that 1,000 they've already nabbed.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...
December 23, 2007 at 1:52 PM  

The fine for this includes more than just the ticket,

1. An immediate 7 day licence suspension.
2. Immediate 7 day vehicle impoundment, (it will cost 400 to 1000 dollars to get the vehicle back from the tow truck company)
3. 6 Demerit Points
4. 100% increase in your insurance rates. If you want to see the all the information on the charge and the specific laws, I have them posted on my web site, www.OntarioSpeeding.com

Chris Conway
Ontario Speeding

Toronto traffic Ticket said...
April 18, 2008 at 5:13 PM  

Its perhaps a little unfair though. whatever happened to Inoccent untill proven guilty in the court of law? On sight, they take your car and impound it for 7 days and leave you with 100's in fee's just to get your car out of impound. Visit http://www.trafficticketsolutions.ca/Racing_HTA_172.php for more information on this law.

William said...
September 29, 2008 at 8:18 PM  

One year into the law, they are still pulling over 30 people per day on this. See http://50over.ca for details.

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