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Wrong Side of the Road

Saturday, 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.


Parking ticket sent to US address months later

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012


I’m in Montreal on a working permit and have my motorcycle with me.  Haven’t driven it this summer, so it’s been parked on the street near my apartment.
A week or so ago my parents received 10+ parking tickets in their mail for my bike dating months back.  Two were valid (parked elsewhere in the city) — they were accidentally thrown out by my room mate when he moved out, so I paid those immediately.  But for the rest, this is the first I knew of them; I check the bike nearly every day and haven’t seen a single ticket either on the bike on on the ground.  Nada.
The other evening, a police officer showed up at my door informing me fairly aggressively of the tickets.
I’d like to resolve this in a sane way.  If I had seen even just a single one of those tickets on my bike, I would have moved it immediately.  Being right next to St. Laurent, I imagine late-night bar refugees think it’s funny to rip tickets off.  10 times.  But to have months of tickets built up like this before I’m contacted in any way just doesn’t seem reasonable.
Anything to be done?  I have until Oct 1st to pay them — so I wasn’t given much time from notice to due-date.


Ticket without even pulling me over

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

While I was driving home from work a motorcycle cop issued me a ticket without even pulling me over.

He informed me that I would be receiving a citation in the mail while we were still on the highway over his loud-speaker. I was driving home from work with the cop in front of me most of the way. Just before leaving the highway I pulled even with him for the first time, while driving even with him for a moment he got behind my car to get a look at my tag then started talking to me via his load speaker.

He asked me if I it was my car. I shook my head “yes” and then he told me I would be receiving a citation in the mail for driving 70 in a 55. I guess my questions are: can a cop pull you over without actually pulling you over, since I did not pass him at any point and only was even with him the whole trip can I report him for speeding, and since he did not get me with a radar gun do I have a way to contest his assessment of my speed.

If there is anything I can do to contest the way this all happened please let me know.

Ticket – took a left on the street

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

I live in Dollard-des-Ormeaux and close to my house the is a street you can’t turn left on between certain hours of the day. You can’t turn left because they want to reduce traffic on that street, some people use it to avoid traffic on the boulevard. I was on the way to school and took a left on that street to pick up my friend who lives right off of it. I was pulled over and got a 152$ ticket, 0 points. If I contest the ticket and lose, what kind of court fees would I be paying? It doesn’t seem to say anything about how much court fees cost anywhere on the internet.

Thank you

No-Stopping zone Ticket

Monday, March 7th, 2011

The question of Julien that was stopped by a officer in a no-Stopping zone ! ! !

Is it a joke ??? No-Stopping zone Ticket because of that !!!

About a month ago, on my way to school, i was pulled over because my exhaust was too loud. I got the ticket at 5:20. The officer who pulled me over was not in his car; he walked in front of my car and told me to stop on the side of the road, which was a No-Stopping zone. ( the officer was also parked in this zone, it is in front of a Tim Hortons). For the next ten minutes i was talking with the officer, asking him questions on why my exhaust was not legal. Today, i just received a ticket in the mail for “being stopped in a lane reserved that prohibits stopping” for 144$ with the time marked at 5:29. This ticket refers to the time when I was stopped for my exhaust about a month ago.  I was in fact in this No stopping zonee but the officer told me to pull over in the No-Stop zone. If an officer tells me to pull over in No-stop zone, i can’t be then given a ticket for being in a No stop zone?? Had the officer not pulled me over i would have never stopped in the No-stopping zone!


My opinion :


Contest-it !

and ask right now for the Disclosure of evidence !

Maybe you will learn some stuff…

Crazy officer…

Ticket for speeding without radar

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

When we get a ticket, it is always frustrating… when we are intercepted by an officer has a radar… we tend to abdicate… but if the officer didn’t have one ? And that the officer was also in movement ? On a motorcycle ? Also speeding ?

Is it a valid ticket without radar ? Ioan question…

His story :


I just got a 90$ and 1 demerit point ticket. Here is the situation, I was driving in the left lane and I pass by a motorcycle without noticing that it was an SQ’s one, yes I know I wasn’t paying attention…

The officer pulled me over and gave me a ticket since he was driving at 115km/h and that I drove faster then him… There was no radar since he was already driving.

My question is the following… can he give me a ticket without a radar. I suppose he can…

But the real question is this one: An officer on duty and who is not driving towards an emergency (no flashing lights on) can he drove over the speed limit? If I look at the road safety code, he should also get a ticket for driving at 115lm/h ? If yes, I should I do to report him ?

May 28th
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Ticket for insulting a police officer

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Sometimes, it is pretty hard to avoid saying what we are thinking to an officer that is giving us a ticket that we don’t think we deserve…

Even in extreme cases, better for us to keep silence…

Talk about this to Steve who got a ticket, plus the first one, for insulting a police officer…

His story :

Hello, I was driving on my motorcycle in the city of Trois-Rivières on a wonderful and sunny Sunday afternoon. An officer pulls me over for no apperent reason and asks for my registrations. I didn’t do anything at that moment, no infraction.

The officer came back with a 60$+25$+10$ ticket since I forgot to sign my plate registration paper.

When the officer gave me my ticket I say to my spouse: “This is sneaky, a 95$ ticket since I forgot to sign my registration paper”. The officer takes my ticket back and my registration paper. Then, he came back with an other ticket, a second one, a 100$+44$+10$=154$ for insulting an officer while on service.

Can this be contestable ?

In all means, 249$ for simply forgetting to sign a registration paper, I believe that this is pushy.

May 30th
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Ticket written by an other officer

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Most of the time, officer’s work alone. However, when they do awareness campaigns or safety campaigns (would they say) (thing that we believe is quota…) they work in teams.

In those cases… can one take notice and the other one writes the ticket ?

Alain is asking the question can a ticket written by an other officer then the one who saw the infraction be valid.

His story :
Hello and congratulation or your website it is very useful.

This morning, while I was driving trough a residential neighbourhood in Montreal, I got a ticket for not stopping completely my car at a stop sign. Of course, I am convinced that I did my stop correctly. But there is a thing that bothered me around this “infraction” as I read the ticket once I’ve got home. (more…)

Officer hiding to do radar

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Alex caught a little ticket and asks a question that many of you are wondering… we can guess the answer but we wonder anyways… maybe if…

Is an officer hiding to do radar legal ?

His story :

When the officers do radar, are they authorise to hide for example behind a safeguard and get out at the last minute to take the lecture ?

May 18th
My opinion :

Of course they can… it is legal… and very lucrative !

But they do this for our safety of course…


Caught by an officer in my house

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

When we do an infraction, but the officer don’t catch us right away… if he catch us only when we are in our house… is this legal ?

Question from Abder who got “caught by an officer in my house”…

His story :

I was caught by an officer when I was in the building where I live, I got out to talk to him and he asked me if I was the owner of the car parked in front of my home, I said that indeed it was my car and he told me that I didn’t pay my licence for one week and that I couldn’t drive anymore and he gave me a 400$ ticket.

I would like to know if I should contest or not.
Thank you very much.

May 19th
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