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 [...]

December 31st, 2015|News|

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 [...]

December 8th, 2015|News|

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 [...]

December 8th, 2015|News|

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 [...]

December 8th, 2015|News|

$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 [...]

December 3rd, 2015|News|

Can you get a ticket for eating (or drinking) while driving?

Can you get a ticket for eating (or drinking) while driving?  Q: The other day I saw an SUV weaving about, but still staying within her lane. As I passed, I could see the driver [...]

November 18th, 2015|News|

Fewer Ontario teens texting and driving due to fines, danger

REGINA — A new study suggests teenagers are texting less while driving, in large part because they think it’s dangerous and irresponsible. The study’s lead author, Sean Tucker, an associate professor at the University of [...]

November 18th, 2015|News|

BMW seized for 7 days, teen’s licence suspended for 7 days

Teen charged with stunt driving after speeding 208km/h past police cruiser n 18-year-old behind the wheel of a new BMW sped past an Ontario Provincial Police officer on Highway 401 driving more than 200 km/h on Sunday, [...]

November 11th, 2015|News|

5 things you may not know about stunt driving in Ontario

Sudbury’s city police recently told CBC News the majority of people don’t even realize they’re massively exceeding the speed limit — or what is in store once they’ve been caught. John Coluzzi, a Sudbury police traffic unit constable, listed five things [...]

November 11th, 2015|News|

Wearable Technology in the Car

By Mark Richardson Jeffrey Macesin says he was changing the music playing through his car speakers when the Montreal police officer pulled him over and charged him with distracted driving. The music was coming from [...]

November 11th, 2015|News|