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  • What is careless driving?

    A lot of people get confused about the offence of careless driving. People tend to think it’s the same as distracted driving. It isn’t. For one, there is no such offence as distracted driving. Distracted driving is a term associated with people using their phones while driving, or use of an electron … Read more »

  • Can I get a distracted driving ticket for having my phone in a cupholder?

    A septuagenarian received a distracted driving ticket for having her cell phone on charge in her cupholder. The story was picked up by a number of news outlets and sparked a huge discussion online. Police fined Randi Kramer $368 after spotting her plugged-in smartphone resting in her car’s cupholder … Read more »

  • When eating at the wheel becomes driving without due care and attention

    You may have read the news story this week about a BC driver caught eating with chopsticks while at the wheel. The story raises the issue of what constitutes the offence of driving without due care and attention. Police caught a woman driving with a bowl in her left hand and chopsticks in her right. … Read more »

  • Defence of necessity in speeding cases

    There are relatively few defences available to you if you get a speeding ticket. However, one option that may be available to you, in certain circumstances, is the defence of necessity in speeding cases. This is basically when you argue that you had no other choice but to speed. Proving this in cour … Read more »

  • Appealing Your Deemed Conviction

    There are two ways in which you can receive a deemed conviction for a violation ticket. The first way is when you do not dispute the violation ticket within the 30-day dispute period. The second way is if you do not attend your scheduled court hearing for your traffic violation. Late dispute If you … Read more »