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Automatic Speeding Ticket sucks...

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Automatic Speeding Ticket sucks...

I'm just here to vent. I know I'm wrong! It just sucks to know that 44km is too fast in Toronto. And it's a $90 fine Crying Face

FYI, I don't remember the day but I probably didn't see a 30km sign and assumed it was 40km :facepalm:

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Last edited by andrewtj on Sep 10th, 2021 11:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Did Toronto just dump the speed recently? Seems like there are lots of threads on this as of late?
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andrewtj wrote: I'm just here to vent. I know I'm wrong! It just sucks to know that 44km is too fast in Toronto. And it's a $90 fine Crying Face

FYI, I don't remember the day but I probably didn't see a 30km sign and assumed it was 40km :facepalm:

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This is why I drive with Waze on, to alert me of speed changes, cameras, cops, etc and have it chime at me when going 20% over.
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andrewtj wrote: I'm just here to vent. I know I'm wrong! It just sucks to know that 44km is too fast in Toronto. And it's a $90 fine Crying Face

FYI, I don't remember the day but I probably didn't see a 30km sign and assumed it was 40km :facepalm:

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What do you mean your wrong
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moeymoeymoeymoe wrote: What do you mean your wrong
I think the OP is admitting he was speeding and just expressing frustration. In contrast to others who are sure they were only doing 29 when the big bad camera caught them at 44 or such.
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andrewtj wrote: I'm just here to vent. I know I'm wrong! It just sucks to know that 44km is too fast in Toronto. And it's a $90 fine Crying Face

FYI, I don't remember the day but I probably didn't see a 30km sign and assumed it was 40km :facepalm:

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Do the crime, pay the fine!

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: Do the crime, pay the fine!
If they made the rules consistent and the same across the country I wouldn't have a problem. I don't want to run over someone's kid, but at the same time some school districts have extended the hours of school zones (i.e. 7am - 10pm) and its impossible to know what days are school holidays now as there are almost as many professional days as actual school days; also some schools run through the summer and the school zone remains in effect
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amplified wrote: If they made the rules consistent and the same across the country I wouldn't have a problem. I don't want to run over someone's kid, but at the same time some school districts have extended the hours of school zones (i.e. 7am - 10pm) and its impossible to know what days are school holidays now as there are almost as many professional days as actual school days; also some schools run through the summer and the school zone remains in effect
York Region signs are up and there is no confusion:

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Sept-June

If you feel you're not being informed, contact your city and demand that they put up proper signage into your city.
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Schools zones around here along semi-busy roads have signs and bright flashing lights indicating when the speed limit is 40 km/h. If you miss those I'm not sure what else to suggest.
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Some school and residential roads in Toronto have been knocked from 40 kmph to 30 kmph. Major roads like Ellesmere went from 60 to 50. Don’t be surprised if 50 kmph roads go down to 40 kmph. Scarborough is looking to do all of the aforementioned for its streets.
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andrewtj wrote: I'm just here to vent. I know I'm wrong! It just sucks to know that 44km is too fast in Toronto. And it's a $90 fine Crying Face

FYI, I don't remember the day but I probably didn't see a 30km sign and assumed it was 40km :facepalm:

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Too bad so sad. I'm sure it was mentioned in 2019 ... as a driver you should be aware of your surroundings.

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Toronto is an anti-car city.
Like 30 vs. 40 is going to make a difference if the driver is an idiot and is not paying attention to the road and hits a kid. This is just a cash grab.
So I try to stay away as much as possible :) :)
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amplified wrote: If they made the rules consistent and the same across the country I wouldn't have a problem. I don't want to run over someone's kid, but at the same time some school districts have extended the hours of school zones (i.e. 7am - 10pm) and its impossible to know what days are school holidays now as there are almost as many professional days as actual school days; also some schools run through the summer and the school zone remains in effect
This is the exact reason why in Calgary all school zones have been now converted to playground zones and the 30k limit is in place all the time until 9pm. Still I'd say about 1/3 of people don't really care about it or simply don't pay attention to the signs and don't slow down.
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RaidZero wrote: Toronto is an anti-car city.
Like 30 vs. 40 is going to make a difference if the driver is an idiot and is not paying attention to the road and hits a kid. This is just a cash grab.
So I try to stay away as much as possible :) :)
Mission accomplished then.
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engineered wrote: Mission accomplished then.
Yes, I am sure that's what they want. Except my money is not going to be spent at stores or restaurants or attractions in Toronto. Well, whenever they would reopen again.
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RaidZero wrote: Toronto is an anti-car city.
Like 30 vs. 40 is going to make a difference if the driver is an idiot and is not paying attention to the road and hits a kid. This is just a cash grab.
So I try to stay away as much as possible :) :)
It funny you mention that Toronto is anti-car, because I am always reading these left wing articles which accuse Toronto and the rest of North american cities as being too car friendly at the expense of pedestrians and cyclists. These articles are talking about making some major streets in Toronto and maybe other cities to be blocked off so no car can drive on them, only pedestrians and bicycles.
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ElBorak wrote: It funny you mention that Toronto is anti-car, because I am always reading these left wing articles which accuse Toronto and the rest of North american cities as being too car friendly at the expense of pedestrians and cyclists. These articles are talking about making some major streets in Toronto and maybe other cities to be blocked off so no car can drive on them, only pedestrians and bicycles.
Yeah, MSM as usual has no idea what they are talking about. They look at European cities and they say "wow, look, they can live with 30 cars per 100 people, and Toronto has 50, boo Toronto" (numbers are made up, just a comparison). But they don't look at the actual public transit in those cities vs. Toronto. Which has, for example, what would pass as a minor subway system in Europe, for a city of that size.

I would leave my car at home and jump on a subway or a train or something, I don't need to drive to work every day, except:
1. there is no subway around
2. riding the bus would take about 4 times as much and
3. public transit is more expensive than gas - the car is a sunken cost already, all it costs me to drive it is gas

Toronto wants only bikes and pedestrians, I say, let them have it, I am sure they won't miss me, as I don't miss it. I have nothing against the people of Toronto (I mean the city, I live in the GTA), but the politicians they elect...
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RaidZero wrote: Toronto is an anti-car city.
Like 30 vs. 40 is going to make a difference if the driver is an idiot and is not paying attention to the road and hits a kid. This is just a cash grab.
So I try to stay away as much as possible :) :)
It is not only Toronto. The whole province, and this side of Canada, are definitely not among car enthusiasts.

To be fair, the "Era of Driving" has ended. Car culture is in decline everywhere.

We still have cars, and will have them for a long time, but people have no interest in driving them.

Automatic cars with no steering wheels, and no pedals. That's the future.
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motomondo wrote: It is not only Toronto. The whole province, and this side of Canada, are definitely not among car enthusiasts.

To be fair, the "Era of Driving" has ended. Car culture is in decline everywhere.

We still have cars, and will have them for a long time, but people have no interest in driving them.

Automatic cars with no steering wheels, and no pedals. That's the future.
Saying the era of driving is over is pretty dramatic. We are living in the golden age. We have 300hp minivans, 9 second 1/4 mile stock cars, crazy HP cars like Hellcats. Imagine having a 7L V8 with 200hp 30-40 years ago. That sucked.
I can still take my car my car to work and take it to the track on the weekends.

Saying Toronto hates cars is a bit of a joke. It's still faster/cheaper to drive downtown for a night out than use transit, probably always will be. I wish there was good transit though, then no need for DD or Uber.
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