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  1. PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    Ok... so I've had a request or two to clarify the new "distracted driving" legislation... So here goes.... What is it? Distracted is a misleading label. So essentially this is what you can't do: Using your phone to talk, text (except via Bluetooth or other hands free system), check maps or choose a playlist while you’re behind the wheel all count as "distracted driving". There is no new hunt for burger eaters, coffee drinkers etc... nothing has changed in this regard. These would only come into play if a collision occurred and the charge would be careless. Penalties: If you hold a G1, G2, M1 or M2 licence, and are convicted of distracted driving, you’ll face the same fines as drivers with A to G licences. But you won’t receive any demerit points. Instead of demerit points you’ll face: a 30-day licence suspension for a first conviction a 90-day licence suspension for a second conviction cancellation of your licence and removal from the Graduated Licensing System (GLS) for a third conviction to get your licence back you’d have to redo the GLS program If you have an A, B, C, D, E, F and/or G licence, you’ll face bigger penalties when convicted of distracted driving: a fine of $490, if settled out of court (includes a victim surcharge and the court fee) a fine of up to $1,000 if a summons is received or if you fight the ticket in court and lose three demerit points Ok...so in English... If you are in the graduated licencing program you will get a suspension upon conviction. If you have a regular licence nothing really changes for you except the possibility of higher fines in court upon conviction. The roadside fine and points accumulation remain the same. Exemptions: When driving, you are not permitted to use hand-held communication and entertainment devices or view display screens unrelated to the driving task, with the following exceptions: -Calling 9-1-1 in an emergency situation -When the driver is lawfully parked or has safely pulled off the roadway and is not impeding traffic. -Commercial and public transit drivers, as well as public service workers who are engaged in the performance of their duties, will be able to view the display screens of mobile data terminals and logistical tracking and dispatching devices. Specified commercial, public transit (includes bus) and public function drivers, and licenced amateur radio operators have been provided an exemption for the hand-held use of two-way ("CB") radios until January 1, 2021. Other devices not included in the ban: Viewing a display screen used for collision avoidance systems Viewing a display screen of an instrument, gauge or system that provides information on the conditions, use and immediate environment of the vehicle or that provides road or weather information Ignition interlock Car audio screens that display still images Devices like hand-mikes and portable radios (walkie-talkies) that do not have a microphone connected to a separate receiver may not be used as hand-held devices, but may be used in a hands-free manner. Drivers may use a lapel button or press a button on the device to transmit or receive voice communication as long as the hand-mike or walkie-talkie is mounted or secured and is not being held while driving. Viewing display screens of a mobile data terminal is allowed for commercial purposes. These devices provide operational information from a dispatcher or control centre, and are essential to commercial operations, including licensed taxi and limousine services, couriers, tow truck and roadside assistance services. Many public services, including public transit, also rely on these devices. I know there is potential for some debate on this... I do not mind answering questions.. I would appreciate as always (and you guys are great for this) that a new thread be made for bashing away at it or the enforcement or "asshole cops, pigs, boot lickers, jackbooted thugs etc..".... And also as always.. feel free to PM for more personal stuff regarding this... DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!!! Sean
  2. Insurance aggravation

    Don't question it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. No more police in NYC school??

    Sounds familiar... https://www.cp24.com/news/tdsb-votes-to-scrap-school-resource-officer-program-1.3689573
  4. Communicator, Senna 20s evo

    We use Sena at work on sleds and ATVs. Switched from the Scala Riders. These are so much better!!!! Can integrate into smart phone via the Sena app and set up the headset that way. Very easy to use.
  5. Almost all North American police are trained in Immediate Rapid Deployment (IRD) or a variant thereof... All larger forces would have this training. It came out of Columbine. It's based on teams of 2 to 4 officers entering to stop the threat. The SRO would've most likely had this training. He should have been fired...not allowed to resign. If it's true about the oher 3 waiting outside...they should be fired as well.
  6. PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    Lol! Unless he has access to Ontario tickets, the HTA, a court that will accept his ticket.... oh and sworn in as an officer in Ontario, he's kinda out of luck. But again... original is best. I always carry my original.
  7. PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    I agree that it's always better to have the original for sure. Legally speaking though..even in Florida the administrative side of your vehicle is governed by the province in which it's registered. An example... you take a trip... while traveling your birthday happens and now your validation sticker is expired.. they could not charge you with anything. It's an Ontario statute and requirement. We deal with similar issues from Quebec..
  8. PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    Now that I'm home... Here is the actual wording of the section. Permit to be carried (5) Subject to subsection (6), every driver of a motor vehicle on a highway shall carry, (a) the permit for it or a true copy thereof; and (b) where the motor vehicle is drawing a trailer, the permit for the trailer or a true copy thereof, and shall surrender the permits or copies for inspection upon the demand of a police officer. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 7 (5). So the answer is still.. yes, a copy will work.
  9. PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    A good quality photo copy SHOULD suffice... I assume just personal/pleasure ride??
  10. PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    I've always been surprised by this... to be honest this is the first time I've heard of it actually happening.
  11. PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    While it's always hard for me to comment on another officer's interactions as I was not there and do not have all sides of the story, I can comment on generalities. As much as we would like thinks to be perfectly black and white in the world...there are too many shades of grey. Trails on private property being used by the owner is one. So here we have the specific section dealing with modifications... In every section of the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act (MSVA) you will see the rule and then exceptions if any) Equipment requirements Muffler in working order 18 (1) No person shall drive a motorized snow vehicle unless it is equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation and no person shall drive a motorized snow vehicle which has a muffler cut-out, straight exhaust, gutted muffler, hollywood muffler, by-pass or similar device upon the motorized snow vehicle. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.44, s. 18 (1). Removing or modifying any component (2) No person shall drive or permit to be driven any motorized snow vehicle upon which any component or device, which was required under the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada) at the time that the motorized snow vehicle was manufactured or imported into Canada, has been removed, modified or rendered inoperative. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.44, s. 18 (2). Exception in racing area (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a motorized snow vehicle while it is driven in a racing area sanctioned as such by the council of the municipality within which the racing area is located. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.44, s. 18 (3); 2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table. Next I will post the insurance section.... Insurance 12 (1) No person shall drive a motorized snow vehicle unless the vehicle is insured under a motor vehicle liability policy in accordance with the Insurance Act, and the owner of a motorized snow vehicle shall not permit any person to drive the vehicle unless the vehicle is so insured. 2000, c. 30, s. 6 (1). Production of evidence of insurance (2) The driver of a motorized snow vehicle who drives or permits the driving of the motorized snow vehicle shall, upon the request of a police officer or conservation officer, produce evidence that the vehicle is insured under a motor vehicle liability policy in accordance with the Insurance Act. 2000, c. 30, s. 6 (1). Offence for failure to have insurance (3) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $200 and not more than $1,000. 2000, c. 30, s. 6 (1). Offence for producing false evidence (4) Every driver of a motorized snow vehicle who produces false evidence when required to produce evidence under subsection (2) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $200 and not more than $1,000. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.44, s. 12 (4). Exemption (5) This section does not apply to a person driving a motorized snow vehicle on land occupied by the owner of the vehicle. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.44, s. 12 (5). Notice in this section it specifically states that owners of the property are exempt. In the modification section it doesn't. So based on the MSVA the officer had the authority to issue the ticket. I do get your concern however and it is legit. It's always a tough balance for us out there. We try to weigh all factors, first and foremost is safety...the in cascades down from there. Often times it comes down to the totality of the interaction. I.E. is this the only issue for this stop, or are there other infractions? Yes, attitude can factor in. Volume of traffic, weather etc etc.. AND... when it comes to the modified exhaust we always look back to the issue in Quebec when they lost huge sections of trails due to noise. I've found most paying trail riders despise the cans. Personally I don't understand why you want the loud buzzing in your ears while riding all day, but to each his own. I do occasionally laugh when some people cite weight savings and performance gains.. Perhaps on a track..maybe a few pounds. As for the performance...often you will need to re map the fuel delivery etc...rarely done except by the serious guys. Even then... I've yet to see an non-modified sled incapable of reaching 50knm/h
  12. PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    Hope it helps. From what I've been hearing, TC is starting to take these things seriously. I'd still prefer the good ol' shotgun approach...but meh, what can ya do?!?
  13. Although I may have screwed you over a bit.. I think I sent it in CAD...