Monthly Archives: November 2011

Immigration: Canada’s New Refugee Determination System – the Balanced Refugee Reform Act will come into force on June 29, 2012

Bill C-11, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act has received Royal Assent. New Refugee Determination System will improve Canada’s asylum system, resettle more refugees from abroad and make it easier for refugees to start their lives in this country. The changes … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets: The most common traffic violations

A traffic violation is any violation of the law committed by the driver of a vehicle while it is in motion. The term “motion” distinguishes it from other violations such as parking violations, equipment violations, or paperwork violations relating to … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets: Traffic Tickets Basics – LANE

A lane is a part of the roadway within a road marked out for use by a single line of vehicles in such a way as to control and guide drivers for the purpose of reducing traffic conflicts. Most public … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets: Speeding – a little bit of history

The first speed limit legislation was created in the United Kingdom with the Locomotive Acts (automobiles were in those days termed “light locomotives”). The 1865 Act introduced a UK speed limit of 10mph (16km/h) which was then reduced to 4mph … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets: Interesting Historic Facts

The first automobile accident 1771 France – Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot’s second steam-powered vehicle is said to have crashed into a wall during a test run, in what would have been the first automobile accident. However, it is disputed that this ever … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets: Don’t you know that there is NO CONVICTION for RED LIGHT CAMERA evidence? Fine only.

A red light camera is a traffic enforcement camera that captures an image of a vehicle passing through an intersection against a red traffic light. These cameras are used worldwide, in countries including: Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore and … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets: Red Light Camera History

Red light cameras were first developed in the Netherlands. At the beginning the red light camera system used tubes stretched across the road to detect the violation and subsequently trigger the camera. In 1971 this was replaced with a loop … Continue reading

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Road Safety Strategy 2015

Canada’s third national road safety strategy, which has a five-year timeframe (2011-2015), is somewhat different from its two predecessors. The  strategy is similar in that it will retain the long-term vision that Canada will have the safest roads in the … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets: WHEN YOU GET PULLED OVER BY THE POLICE

First of all, don’t panic! Slow down, switch your turn signal on and pull over. Take a deep breath and calm down. The police officers are also nervous because they never know what to expect when they stop a car.

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Traffic Tickets: You’ve got a traffic ticket. Now what?

Okay, for any reason you’ve got a traffic ticket. Now what? Now you have to consider the options you have. According to the circumstances involved and the information on your traffic ticket, consider which option to choose. You have 15 … Continue reading

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