Monthly Archives: December 2015

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L’Hotel ready to welcome impaired drivers on NYE

Police in York Region say they will offer “bottom level luxury” accommodations to drunk drivers on New Year’s Eve at L’Hotel York Regional Police. In a tongue-and-cheek advertisement posted to YouTube on Wednesday, police advise drunk drivers on what they can expect when they check into the “tawdry fortress of solitude.” Some of the amenities [...]

By |December 31st, 2015|News|0 Comments

Fix rush hour traffic by banning trucks

Why? Because a big truck, once stopped, as happens during rush hour traffic, takes time to get rolling again. This is not a knock against the driver; it is a fact of life. I’m on the Gardiner the other day, heading west at about 5:15 p.m., and I find myself trapped behind an 18-wheel transport [...]

By |December 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Consumers big winners in new law regulating towing operators

Towing operators will be required to provide drivers with a statement of rates in writing and a copy of a form authorizing a tow. Bill 15, Ontario’s recently passed Fighting Fraud and Reducing Insurance Rates Act, promises a sweeping reform of the towing industry and may put an end to at least some of the [...]

By |December 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Pedestrians need to be on drivers’ radar

I’ve heard a new law will require all drivers to stay stopped until every pedestrian has cleared the entire crosswalk. – Effective January 2016 Pedestrians need to be on drivers’ radar – WHEELS.ca Q. Crosswalks have signs stating, “No passing here to crossing.” Does this apply even if the crosswalk is empty, and overhead amber [...]

By |December 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

$287 ticket for texting at Tim Hortons Drive-thru

$287 ticket for texting in Tim Hortons drive-thru? Police say there’s more to the story A Tim Hortons’ run is going to cost an Alberta man a lot more than your average double-double. he man, named by local media as A.J. Daoust, was given a $287 ticket for using his cell phone while behind the wheel [...]

By |December 3rd, 2015|News|0 Comments