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Driving Offences

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Renée DeMone

on 12 November 2013

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Driving Offenses

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Dangerous driving
Driving impaired
Section 253. (1) every one commits an offense who operates or assists in the operation of an air craft or of railway equipment or has the care or control of a motor vehicle, vessel, air craft or railway equipment, weather it is in motion or not.
Failure to stop
commonly known as "Hit and Run"
Everyone person commits an offense who has the care, charge or control of a vehicle, vessel or aircraft that is involved in a accident with another person, a vehicle, vessel or aircraft.
Depending upon the situation, the police can either charge you under the Criminal Code of Canada for the offense of “Fail to Stop at the Scene of the Accident”, or under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario for “Fail to Remain at the scene of the accident”.
Criminal Code section 2
Motor Vehicle:
vehicle that is drawn propelled or driven by any means other than muscular power, but does not include railway equipment.
Cars, boats, snowmobiles, etc are motor vehicles which makes them eligible to be used in dangerous driving offenses such as speeding, failure to stop within a safe distance, failure to stop at a red light, driving impaired, ignoring traffic signs and lights
The Crown must be able to prove your driving could have put potentially put harm to the citizens of your town
Driving over the speed limit is a crime.
Driving over the speed limit could result in a fine, license suspension, impounding of your car, lose of demerit points.
If you exceed 6 or more demerit points your license will be suspended
Section 259 states
Dangerous driving is a hybrid offense
Minimum sentences causing no bodily harm has no minimum penalty but the maximum for a summary offense is $5000 fine and for indictable offense is 5 years
When injury is occurred there is no minimum penalty but the maximum is 10 years
If you take the life on someone else due to your dangerous driving then it is life in prison so 25 years.

Minimum and Maximum sentences for driving dangerously
driving impaired means to be affected by drugs alcohol, or even both
Legal limit:
0.08 which is the same as 80 milligrams of alcohol and 100 of blood
If you are under the age of 21 and have any alcohol in your system if it an automatic 24 license suspension, if you are convicted a $60-$70 fine and 30 day license suspension.
The amount you can have in your system before it being an offense is 0.05
Ways a police officer knows you're impaired if pulled over:
slurring of your words
failure to walk in a straight line
smell of substance on your clothes
taking a Breathalyzer test
blood sample
, refusing to take a breathalyzer test is considered a hybrid offense and can be charged upon this action. if you cannot take a Breathalyzer test for a medical reason, you are required to give a sample a blood which has to be done by a medical practitioner. If you still refuse to give either then you can be charged with refusal , the penalties would be the same as if you drive impaired.
Driving impaired means your ability to control your vehicle is impaired is by drugs alcohol, mental state, ext.
You can be charged with impaired driving even if you the car is not in movement
Failing to stop at a red light, speeding, not stopping for a stop sign are under provincial jurisdiction. They're not addressed in the Criminal Code of Canada but because of their severity the following offenses are contained in the code.
The Criminal Code defines dangerous driving as operating "a motor vehicle in a manner that is dangerous to the public.
Consequences for driving with 0.05-0.08 blood alcohol concentration
Minimum is $1,000 fine for first offense; 30 days for second; 120 days for third. Maximum penalty for summary offense is
18 months in jail and a $5000 fine and maximum for indictable is 5 years.
Impaired driving causing bodily harm is 10 years, if you take the life of someone else it is life in prison 25 years.
The minimum and maximum sentences are:
Failing to stop at the scene of an accident to call 911, to exchange personal information such as name, address, phone number, insurance, and to ask if they are need of any assistance. If you have not done these actions then you have done a crime

failing to stop at a hit and run
a hybrid offense; meaning, depending on the severity you can be charged harshly or lightly
Failing to stop at the scene of an accident there is no minimum sentence
for a summary offense it is a $6000 fine and 6 months in jail
for an indictable offense it is 5 years
If you know the person in the accident is hurt, not stopping is 10 years in prison
If you know the person is dead it is life in prison 25 years.
Drive safe
Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safetly that counts. - Tommy Lasorda
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