I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a radar cop (well, it was probably LASER/LIDAR, hand-held in any event) wearing shorts, trying (unsuccessfully) to hide behind a thin concrete hydro pole as he was on Martin Grove northbound near Steeles the other day.
I may be wrong here (trying to look where I was going) but I'm pretty sure I saw his bicycle leaning against a fence. A bicycle! What’s he going to do if you don’t stop - chase you?
I didn't take a picture - HE was taking the pictures…
Thanks to the green Corolla for giving me some advance notice by flicking his lights.
Reminder to drivers, police officers - and Justices of the Peace: there isn’t a single syllable in Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act suggesting it’s illegal to warn people of up-coming radar traps.
TV and radio stations do it all the time.
All anyone's trying to do is what the cops are (allegedly) trying to do - slow people down.
Except when someone other than a cop is doing it, the government doesn't collect any money…
If you drive a car like Lady Leadfoot’s Miata, whose Daytime Running Lights flick off and on when you pull up (even minutely) on the handbrake, you can still signal your fellow drivers and the cops can’t even trot out that spurious ‘failure to dim high beams’ charge, which they love to do.
They also resort to the 'alternating headlights' provision which is equally invalid. If your lights are going off and on together, that's not 'alternating'; 'alternating' would be one light on, then the other.
This 'alternating' provision was put in to prevent tow trucks from installing the same 'alternating' headlights cop cars, ambulances and fire engines have, which would help the tow trucks get to the scene of a crash quicker so they can snag the job.
It has nothing at all to do with radar traps.
Want to lay a Criminal Code charge of Obstructing Justice to a flasher?
Go ahead - see you in court.