Question:   I got a speeding ticket in Windsor on Dougall PKY at 6th concession. I was fined for doing 110km in an 80km zone. I was stopped just feet away from where the speed limit increased to 100km/h. I told the officer I had set my cruise to 100 just prior to the sign. I asked when was the last time he calibrated his equipment, he said approx 5:15pm, I got the ticket at 6:15pm. also I had an expired insurance slip and he gave me a summons to court for no insurance. the date on the sumons and ticket are one day apart.

Answer:  If I understand your case correctly, you have a ticket for the Speeding charge, and a separate summons for Drive M/V – No Insurance.  The category of Speeding that you are charged in goes from 30 km/h to 49 km/h over the posted speed limit.  If there was no reduction in the rate of speed issued on your ticket from the actual measurement of speed made by the Officer, than it is likely that the Speeding charge can either be reduced or possibly be eliminated.  The No Insurance charge, is the most serious of the two offences carrying very high fines (bare minimum total fine of $6250 for a first offence, and $12500 if you’ve had a prior conviction) and potential suspension of licence for up to one year.  If your vehicle was insured, then it is possible that the Prosecutor may be argued into dropping the offence to a charge of Fail To Surrender Insurance Card.  Given the complexity of your case, and the seriousness of your charges and penalties, I would strongly recommend discussing the case in more detail with one of our staff via our toll-free number 1-866-801-8299.

Greg Currie
Office Manager, London