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    Default Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    I drove by a speed trap (radar gun) a little while ago (warden/apple creek watch out!) and because it's downhill my car may have been going a little faster then normal

    i didn't get pulled over so I'm wondering if I can still be issued a ticket later?
    i did a quick google search and came up with

    1) yes, but the ticket is against the owner of the car (ie: me) and will be due when I need to renew the plate. since they can't identify the owner no points = no insurance problem?

    2) no, photo radar is gone from ontario since i should be ok and they don't issue tickets via mail
    http://www.ontariotraffictickets.com...eding-FAQs.htm

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    Default Re: Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    I know red light cameras are issued against the owner of the vehicle and not the driver.
    not sure how it works with radar traps. (IIRC they were banned in Ontario as mentioned)

    but based on the link - they cannot just mail a ticket to you

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    Default Re: Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    it's weird.. i had a cop behind a tree doing the same...
    he had radar gun out.. so i was expecting another cop in front to catch ppl... but i never saw anyone else

    i was beginning to think he was bored and wanted to scare drivers..

    it's a really popular area for cops.. on bayview.. south of post because it's a 50 zone.

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    Default Re: Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    The officer could hand deliver the ticket to you, but since it has been so long, I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Default Re: Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    Generally speaking, no. In order to issue the ticket the actually driver of the vehicle at the time needs to be identified. This is why a new law was created that allowed redlight and speed cameras to be sent to the owner. These tickets are fines only and should not affect your driving record since they can't be certain who was driving at the time.

    They could also issue a letter of warning to you, as the owner, in the mail

    For a major violation they could investigate and determine who the driver was for charges...but in that case...a speeding ticket wouldn't be the charge to worry about.

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    Yes you can get a ticket in the mail. The province set a 3 month time line to issue you your ticket. This was created to deter police from engaging in high speed chases. Your identity does not need to be known by the officer.
    From the date that the officer wrote the ticket, they have 3 months to issue it to you.
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    Default Re: Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    Outta curiosity, since this topic was created. For those red light cameras, yes it goes towards the owner of the vehicle and not the driver since they don't know who the driver is.. but do they affect insurance being a m oving violation and all?
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    Default Re: Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    in all fairness, I decided not to study and go into depth on the Red Light Camera Systems, but I do think that it would effect your licencing and insurance if not paid on time and so on and so forth. If you really want to know call any insurance company and just ask. Nothing to lose.
    If ever in doubt check the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) out... I studied that book so indepth, only thing is, while i was studying it in school the red light cameras were just brought into legislation.

    Sorry I couldn't be any more help to you.
    Hope someone can answer your question better.

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    Default Re: Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    Quote Originally Posted by tweak_s View Post
    Outta curiosity, since this topic was created. For those red light cameras, yes it goes towards the owner of the vehicle and not the driver since they don't know who the driver is.. but do they affect insurance being a m oving violation and all?
    Red light camera tickets do not affect insurance.

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    I wouldn't worry about it and I doubt the officer even got your license plate number in time.

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    Default Re: Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    Quote Originally Posted by DualSoul View Post
    Red light camera tickets do not affect insurance.
    that's why the ticket is freaking $300 dollars.. and u can't really fight it off.

    all you can do is hope they reduce...

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    Default Re: Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    Quote Originally Posted by sharkbait View Post
    Yes you can get a ticket in the mail. The province set a 3 month time line to issue you your ticket. This was created to deter police from engaging in high speed chases. Your identity does not need to be known by the officer.
    From the date that the officer wrote the ticket, they have 3 months to issue it to you.
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    well thanks anyways
    lets hope you're wrong!

    i figured i was being paranoid but i couldn't find a straight answer anywhere

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    Default Re: Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    That's possible but im not sure exactly how they tracked your car down. I've never experience such. I would fight this ticket, most likely the cop will not show up to court. Goodluck!

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    Default Re: Can you get a speeding/traffic ticket in the mail?

    Quebec has a few speed cameras on some of the highways around Montreal. I go by one every time I visit my girlfriend. I go 110-115 with every one else normally until I come up to the signs that warn you the camera is there, then everyone all slows down to the limit of 70 until we get a couple hundred meters away then we all speed up again, haha. I have seen it flash before on people passing me while I was going 70 in the right.

    I'm sure these would be sent in the mail like the red light tickets.

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