Going to Canada in an ungoverned truck

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  1. Dynames

    Dynames Medium Load Member

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    I've been to Ontario and Quebec around 7-8 times this year. I was weighed once at the scale in Lancaster but never bothered otherwise. Came in behind a truck at the London super coop EB late one night and they pulled him in for an inspection and left the green light on for me.

    I figured my luck ran dry then so I stay out of sight whenever possible now and just drive a bit under the speed limit.
     
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  3. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Ontario in recent years stopped checking the ecm, but if they caught you speeding over 105 they just automatically gave a speed limiter ticket.
    With some of the spectacular crashes they have had lately, I hear they are getting fussy about it again.
     
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  4. rank

    rank Road Train Member

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    $500 for 106 in a 100 zone? I think I’d plead not guilty on that

    Those guys aren’t wrecking because their speed limiters aren’t set. They’re wrecking because they tailgate......which is caused by their speed limiter being set
     
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  5. Peterbiltt

    Peterbiltt Light Load Member

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    yea most people i know here have that file that shows limited 105 unless you "open it up". Cheap thing to do.
     
  6. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Not at 106, but 115 and above. It's called "evidentiary presumption."

    17. The prescribed speed for the purposes of subsection 68.1 (9) of the Act is 115 kilometres per hour. O. Reg. 396/08, s. 1.

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    Evidentiary presumption
    (9) In any proceeding under this section and in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof that a commercial motor vehicle was driven on a highway at a speed equal to or greater than the speed prescribed for the purpose of this subsection is proof that the vehicle was not equipped with a speed-limiting system that was activated and functioning as required by subsection (1). 2008, c. 8, s. 1.

    - Law Document English View
     
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    rank Road Train Member

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    So guilty until proven innocent again.

    1. Still have to prove it was me they radared
    2. Speed limiters dont do squat downhill
    3. Still have to follow all the radar rules etc
     
  8. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Heavy Load Member

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    I think we all agree that speed limiter laws are unconstitutional but Ontario and Quebec do what ever they want.
    On also has street racing legislation and if anybody including US citizens are caught 50 kph 30 mph over the limit your vehicle is seized
    Even if you beat the charge and lots do it still costs at least $2000.so you lose anyway
     
  9. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    How's that?

    I never saw in our constitution an issue about speed limiters.

    Canada, as great as a country it is, they make their own rules.
     
  10. Derailed

    Derailed Road Train Member

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    I know someone who was up outside of Montreal last fall that received a $500 fine after they plugged in during an inspection. It was governed at 70 mph
     
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  11. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Heavy Load Member

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    IN Ontario and Quebec, no they can't do anything if you are in the US
    In conversations like this saying up in Canada is NOT correct.. each province is free to make their own rules. same as in the US states are allowed to
     
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