Ticket? Winter Driving Tips
As much as you would love for it to be over, winter will continue to be around for at least several more weeks. Cleaning off your vehicle and all windows is highly recommended so you can see all of your surroundings. There is only one window (front) that is technically required to be clear as per the Highway Traffic Act. However, in extreme cases, a careless driving ticket could be warranted if you drive with no due care or reasonable consideration for others using the road. Also, remember to allow more space and time between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. If you get involved in a collision where you rear-end a vehicle, your are more than likely going to find yourself getting a ticket. Police will commonly issue a careless driving ticket for these type of collisions. That means you can face 6 demerits points and a major driving conviction on your license. If you find yourself in this scenario, don’t panic. Remember, you have a duty to report a collision if there are damages appearing to be in the amount $2,000 or more, or there are injuries. This can even happen in a parking lot! If you find yourself in one of these situations and receive a ticket, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. If you are charged with an offence, SW Legal Services can help you through the court system.