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US Drivers And Tickets In Canada

Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:32 am

I just got back from Toronto and Niagra Falls today and on the way got caught speeding about 100 mi from Niagra Falls. I pretty much got caught red-handed and deserved what I got. 1st ticket in over 5 years of driving. And it wasn't small, speed limit was 100km/h (come on) on open road where the flow was about 130-135. Guy in front of me slowed down and I tried to overtake him and was clocked at about 140 or 145 (dont remember) and realized at that point why the guy in front slowed down (he saw the cop). Anyway, I have a CA license and wasn't sure how it goes on your record there? Insurance? Points? wasn't sure.


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RE: US Drivers And Tickets In Canada

Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:38 am

You won't see it on your California license, doesn't work that way.

That said: you better pay the fine . . . if you ever want to go back to Canada . . . if you blow them off they'll snatch your ass up (rightfully so ) next time you attempt to cross the border. And it won't be just s simple fine to pay . . . .
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RE: US Drivers And Tickets In Canada

Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:48 am

Quoting FSPilot747 (Thread starter):
5 years of driving. And it wasn't small, speed limit was 100km/h (come on) on open road where the flow was about 130-135. Guy in front of me slowed down and I tried to overtake him and was clocked at about 140 or 145

Regardless of how you feel about it, it's the posted speed limit. You can't pick your own speed to travel at simply because you want to lol.

You can 'safely' travel at 120 and below here in Canada. They most likely will not ticket you for that, unless of course you blatantly blow past a cop in the left land, and he's in the middle lane.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
You won't see it on your California license, doesn't work that way.

That said: you better pay the fine . . . if you ever want to go back to Canada . . . if you blow them off they'll snatch your ass up (rightfully so ) next time you attempt to cross the border. And it won't be just s simple fine to pay . . . .

Exactly. However, when my dad got nailed in Ohio one time, about 6 months later, they served him with papers via registered mail, indicating that his entrance into the United States would be revoked unless he paid it off ASAP.

I LOVE people who get tickets when they KNOW they're speeding, and then find a way to justify why they needed to speed. HAHA

(no offence to the poster at all, we all do it)

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RE: US Drivers And Tickets In Canada

Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:35 pm

After speaking with the California DMV, turns out they recognize tickets from Canada. It does indeed go on your record (in California at least). I have a spotless record so I can do traffic school to clear it (I'm going to try to do it online).

Too bad I guess.


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RE: US Drivers And Tickets In Canada

Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:55 pm

Many US States and Canadian Provinces have reciprocal arrangements to share "violations" to each other's jurisdiction.

This has come in gradually over the last 5 to 10 years (It began with the Province of Ontario and the State of New York) to prevent it becoming a "free-for-all" for out of Province/State plates to do as they pleased.

So the free ride is over. It's slow down or pay up and accept the conviction record on your "home License".

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RE: US Drivers And Tickets In Canada

Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:30 am

Well as far as parking tickets are concerned, I've accumulated several parking tickets in a 2 year period in the Montreal area. I've never paid them, nor have I received anything in the mail ordering me to pay up and I have been denied entry into Canada either.
 
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RE: US Drivers And Tickets In Canada

Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:51 am

Quoting Midwest717 (Reply 5):
Well as far as parking tickets are concerned, I've accumulated several parking tickets in a 2 year period in the Montreal area.

Those are municipal tickets and usually the cities don't have the manpower, will, or legal authority...though, they can still clamp your car if they ever run your plates or you park illegally again.

Getting caught on the highways is a state/provincial issue and as stated more and more provinces and states are sharing information...about time, in my opinion.

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RE: US Drivers And Tickets In Canada

Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:52 am

My true story.

I've got a daughter in Rochester NY that I went to see back in early December so I figured it would be cool to jump over into Canada at Windsor and jump back into the states in Buffalo save a little mileage and a little time. Wrong.

Was that ever a bad move. It was like Los Angeles traffic gone mad, with snow and without the babes and palm trees. I think everyone in Canada lives along the strip between Windsor and Ottawa-ok, there's a few folks in Montreal, couple guys in Winnipeg, but at least half of Canada was on that one single 6 laner (401?) going like the hammers of hell.

There I am, driving my Mitsubishi pickup with the Iowa plates....people going around me like a rock in a stream and I was holding a steady 75 mph. Until traffic stopped and the road was closed because a truck had hit a busload of hockey players-a national tragedy I suppose. I went overland and I found out the secondary roads south of 401 weren't being plowed withg any sort of regularity ad nthe road signs were mostly absent.
So I get back on the 401 and I'm cruising along in a snow squall doing about all that I thought prudent-45 mph-in a snow squall when this moke in a Ford Galaxie goes screaming by me in the left. I start slowing thinking "This could be bad" and if I had been paying attention to the horns blowing and the shaking fists I'd have been right where the asshole went across three lanes in front of me, out of control.
So we get to Hamilton and there's FIVE cars submarined in the left lane-think any of the locals slowed down? Not on your life. They went faster.

I was relieved to get over into the states and slow down a little-next trip to Canada shall be by bus or horseback. I ain't driving there anymore.
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RE: US Drivers And Tickets In Canada

Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:39 am

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 7):
I was relieved to get over into the states and slow down a little-next trip to Canada shall be by bus or horseback. I ain't driving there anymore.

Be grateful you weren't in Montreal. And I'd stay away from Massachusetts, too, if I were you.
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RE: US Drivers And Tickets In Canada

Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:21 am

I've never had problems in MA or the Montreal area and I've been driving in both areas a couple of times a year for years. The A10 from the townships to the Champlain Bridge can be a pain at times because of volume.
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