Wrong Side of the Road

January 25th, 2014

Hi,Wrong Side of the Road

I am a new Canadian Immigrant from South of Asia. I recently got my Quebec drivers license and to please my wife, I took her on our first ever ride in a rented car, in Montreal.

We went to Ottawa and on our way back, we pulled over a service station for a coffee. When I existed out of the coffee store, accidently I pulled on to the wrong side of the road. For a moment, I forgot I was in Canada where we drive on the right side of the rode, unlike driving on the left side of the road back home. I reached the intersection, the lights turned green and I got on to the right side of the road.

It was dark, and there was no proper lanes drawn on the road. So, it was obvious for any South Asian to confuse.

When we were at the intersection, I observed no cameras, and no cop chased us. Will I still get a ticket for this act? I am so worried. I didn’t do anything intentionally.


Ticket for not making an appropriated stop

September 24th, 2013


My son got a ticket for not making an appropriated stop at the corner of Yulle & Hymus. He then continue his route by turning  left into the shopping plaza , he realized that he was followed by a cop but thought nothing of it since the local station is also in the strip mall. The policemen  finally stopped him for the STOP infraction he had noticed on the main road.
After being handed the ticket, my son realized that the ticket was issue to  his middle name & last name .The police officer   did not put  his full name as it appear on his drivers licences.
In your opinion, is this ground enough to contest the ticket on that technicality, it seems that the office was not very observant!

thank you for you opinion,

a concern mother

Parking in Ile-Bizard

September 24th, 2013

live in Ile-Bizard and had my car parked overnight in front on my house. I have been living there for 20 years and never had any issues. Overnight summer parking is allowed.

My house is in a “T” intersection and the car parked right in front of my property. There are no signs or paint on the curb indicating “no parking” and never has. One night, the public security issued me a parking ticket stating I was parked illegally (CA280028  art 36.4) “at the head of a T intersection and issued me an $86 ticket.

Two things here. There are many T intersections in Montreal where houses are in the middle of that intersection. Are you telling me that these people can’t park there even if there no signs? The other thing was that the security office indicated the time as being 11:05 am when it was actually given at 11:05 pm. It should have been written 23h05.

Do I have any legitimate arguments for contesting this ticket?

Thank you,
Serge Day

Probationary licence quebec

April 23rd, 2013
My Granddaughter received her Probationary licence July 2012.   She was issued a speeding ticket in Nov 2012 (2 points) and just received another one April 2013 in Gatineau for going 71 in a 50 KM zone (2 points).
I advised her to plead not guilty to the second ticket to avoid the automatic suspension of her licence.    Still waiting to receive the court date,  is it possible in Quebec (Gatineau) to see someone prior to the court date and ask for a reduction in speed or whatever to reduce the points. Read the rest of this entry »

Speeding ticket and demerit point

April 9th, 2013


I live in Toronto, Ontario.

In August 2012, I received a speeding ticket in Laval, Quebec.
The ticket says I was going 78 km/h in a 50 km/h zone; however, I was following the flow of traffic.

I have now received my court date and would like to take action.
I don’t mind paying the fines; I just don’t want the demerit points on my licence.
I don’t want this ticket to affect my insurance rates.

I should also mention that the officer did not speak one word of English.
I repeatedly told her that I don’t understand French and she kept speaking French.

Please advise.
What should I do next?
How can I get the points removed from my licence?

Hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you.

Parking ticket infront of garage door

April 9th, 2013
Hi there,

So i got a parking ticket for 117$ for parking at 292 eleonor on march 24 2013. Basically I was parked in front of a garage door that many people park in front of and there is no no-parking sign posted on the door. It also says on the ticket they towed my car but it looks like they only pulled it 10 feet so that they could access the garage door.

what is the law regarding posting no parking signs? do i have a chance getting out of this?

thanks for your help.


Notice of a parking infraction by mail

April 3rd, 2013

I recieved a Notice of a parking infraction by mail. The infraction stated that on February 15th at 11:01pm my car was parked along a slope on St.Laurent blvd in Montreal, with out turning the front wheels towards the edge of the roadway.

The thing is, I & my car was nowhere near that area on February 15th at 11:01pm. As a matter of fact I rarely even drive to the Plateau area, That night I was visiting my mom in Ville St-laurent until 10pm and then drove directly home to my apartment in NDG. I really don’t understand how they can have my license plate & vehicle make when it’s impossible that I was at the scene. Read the rest of this entry »

SAAQ Late Registration Payment

March 20th, 2013


I was late in paying my registration for our two cars this year by about 1 1/2 month. Three days after paying them both off at a bank, my wife was stopped without proof as I forgot to leave the payment stub in her car. While she explained the situation and offered to have me fax the proof immediately to the police, he still issued her a ticket. We call the court and explained the situation and was told that with proof it should be cleared but when I went down to the courthouse, I was told that it is up to the court and proof of payment may not be adequate. The fact that it’s not a clear cut issue is disturbing. So I was was asked to submit proof which I did. But while I was there, I was told after the clerk checked in the system that 3 weeks earlier (before I paid at the bank), the police had spotted my car on the road,noted that the registration wasn’t paid but did not intercept. I was told that they may be sending me a ticket even though they did not intercept. Two months later, I got the ticket which strangely came via a large FedEx cardboard envelope. The questions are: a) can they issue a ticket after the registration was paid even though the bank have yet to process b) can they legally issue a ticket for a traffic violation without intercepting or presenting proof?


Speeding ticket and clean record

March 20th, 2013

I recently received a speeding ticket on the T-CAN service road in St. Laurent (75km/h in a 50km/h). I have a relatively clean record, with one ticket several years ago in Toronto. In that particular case, I was able to visit the prosecutor before pleading and negotiate a plea-bargain to reduce the charge (from 23km/h over the limit to 15km/h over the limit). This not only reduced the fine amount but also cleared the demerit points from my driving record.

Is such an option available in Montreal, prior to appearing before the court? Or, am I better off paying the fine and moving on? Note that I don’t have much of a case to get the charge completely withdrawn.


parking on Atwater

February 8th, 2013

So im parking on Atwater and Lincoln streets yesterday afternoon in the minus 22 weather. This meter only has a max of 2 hour parking. So as im paying the 6 bucks for the 2 hours the machine keeps rejecting my loonies. I paid $4 with two twoonies but I couldnt pay the rest. I paid the meter at 4:14pm and got the ticket at 6:13pm. If id been able to have paid for the full 2 hours like I wanted I wouldnt have gotten the ticket. I was walking up the street and saw him giving the ticket  but by the time I got there he had left.

Just curious if you think its valid and how much the court fees and fines are if I lose the case. Although I suppose they might expect me to go get change if the loonies werent working but the machine automatically printed up the receipt while I was in the middle of trying to get my loonies to work. I guess it timed out and printed the receipt as is.
So another question is can I add money to the meter after Ive paid and gotten my receipt?