Archive for the ‘Rain’ Category

Ticket when it is raining

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Damn traffic light… green yellow red… a quick light game… the decision time is sometime pretty short… Mostly when it is raining… Be careful… the rules tell you to be prudent… When you see a green light for a moment… you should release the speeding pedal and anticipate the change… but not necessarily slow down… all depending on your speed…

Fred’s story… and of his ticket when it is raining…



Me, it happened when I arrived in Quebec City on Saint-Sacrament Street. I was driving at 55km/h in the left lane, at more or less 2 meters from the stopping line of a traffic light that just turned yellow and it was raining and even if it wasn’t raining, I would have been obliged to put on the brakes an exaggerated way, but under the rain, it is obvious that I would have exceeded the stopping line.

All the way trough the yellow light was on, and then I saw it turn red when my front tires exceeded the stopping line on the other side of the intersection. The police car was on the left and followed me then pulled me over saying to me “Outch that was close!” Then they (2 officers in the car) gave me a 150$ ticket and 3 demerit points, that I want to contest… what do you think ??

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Ticket for a red light under the rain

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

M. Poulin was driving under the rain… In front of a changing light he continued with his impulse. He passed; the officer stopped him and gave him a ticket that got him wondered. What are the parameters to follow when you get a ticket for a red light under the rain?

Hello, I would like to get your opinion about the ticket I got for not stopping my car at a red light.
Last autumn, I got arrested after I drove by when the light became red right before I arrived at the end of the crossroad. It was raining pretty hard on that day and the crossroad measure 42 meters and the yellow light is one for exactly 3,7 seconds. I was driving at 50km/h which is the speed limit in the area. It was impossible for me to stop in time.

Of course, I told that to the police officer, he told me that I should have reduced my speed in those kinds of conditions. I was at 20 meters of the stopping line when the light turned yellow. According to my calculations, the stopping distance when driving at 50km/h is 38 meters. So it would have been impossible for me to stop in time, or to pass the entire crossroad in time at a 50km/h speed, I still got 10 meters to drive when the light turned red. If we do the same calculation, with a lower speed, the results are even worst. (more…)