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Ottawa woman charged for allegedly driving 60 km/h under limit on Hwy 401

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Viperoni wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:32 pm
"They say the callers said the car was in the fast lane with its high beams on.

OPP made several attempts to get the driver to pull onto the right shoulder, but eventually had to make a tandem stop with cruisers at the front and rear of the vehicle to move it off the highway.

They say the driver told officers she believed the speed limit was 50 km/h.

A 47-year-old woman is charged with unnecessary slow driving, failing to obey signs and not having an insurance card."

LInk: http://www.680news.com/2017/12/07/ottaw ... t-hwy-401/

So no ticket for needlessly driving with the highbeams on?
This women is clearly too confused to be able to drive her car on public roads.
Immediate license suspension and forced psychiatric evaluation would be the way to go.
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Thank goodness I've never seen her on the road personally.
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Avatar wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 6:09 pm
That's why, and I believe, Montreal has Min. Speed limit sign.
Quebec has min speeds on some highways. Usually 60-100 IIRC.
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She would have gotten a 100 on the TD My Advantage app.
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MoneyHypeMike wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:45 pm
Should have removed her driver license:
  • Can't read a speed limit sign properly
  • Doesn't know what the fast lane is for
  • Doesn't know what high beams are for
  • Didn't pull over when officers told her too

What does it take for a people to lose a license?

Apparently, NOTHING not even kiling three children, grand parent due to drinking & driving. :(

We are a tax to the government.

I guess it took numerous calls foe this woman to get off the road? FML
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MoneyHypeMike wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:45 pm
Should have removed her driver license:
  • Can't read a speed limit sign properly
  • Doesn't know what the fast lane is for
  • Doesn't know what high beams are for
  • Didn't pull over when officers told her too

What does it take for a people to lose a license?
Sadly... you have to kill someone... or get caught drinking a bottle of whiskey.
One bottle of whiskey. Not half. One.
Dui get it back easily. You gotta black out drink to fet your permit taken away sadly... by then its too late
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xjesterxx wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:38 pm
Consider that she has likely been driving around for years blinding people with her high beams.

Ugh.
Recently got my first vehicle with automatically dipping headlights and they work amazingly well. Wasn't a feature on my list of wants but will be in the future. One day they will probably be a legal requirement.
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They need to charge more people. Every day on the Gardner, idiots are driving 60 causing traffic for no reason.
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MoneyHypeMike wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:45 pm
What does it take for a people to lose a license?
And then they charge you for wreckless driving because they're too lazy to investigate who's at fault in a collision.
BeaverLiquor wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 7:30 pm
It needs to be asked, was she driving a Corolla?
I was going to ask the same thing as well! It has to be a Corolla...or some other 4 cylinder econo car.
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Too bad they can't charge her with stunt driving
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This is a clear case of someone who should not be driving.
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Viperoni wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:46 pm
Agreed.
I once saw a funeral procession go from the right lane of the 427 express northbound to the far left lane, all while doing 75-80kmh.
This was to go to the 401 west bound... which they did NOT need to be in the left lane for either (2nd from the left would have been fine).
It's like they were trying to garner more business.
This has always been a beef with me. So when I die, my family should say, screw everyone else, let's block intersections, streets, drive dangerously slow on the highway because someone died. It's a last eff you to society from beyond the grave.
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chimaican wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 8:51 pm
Too bad they can't charge her with stunt driving
According to this she could have
https://robichaudlaw.ca/stunt-driving-r ... r-defence/
  • Occupying a passing line for longer than is reasonably required to overtake.
  • Driving without due car and consideration of others on the road, or in a way that might endanger someone by: intentionally preventing another person from passing, stopping, cutting someone off, or slowing down.
No idea why they didn't throw the book at her. Clearly she's a danger to herself and others if it took more than 1 cruiser to bring her to a stop.
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This is what will happen...cop won't show up in court.

Anyways...this is just a win for the police to show the public that they are doing their jobs, and warn readers that they "will" pull you over for driving below the speed limit...but 99% of the time, they won't stop you for driving below the speed limit. Next week there will be another rant thread about left lane hoggers (and then someone will troll the rant thread about how amazing traffic cops are in Ottawa).

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