I've argued about this enough already, so please restrict replies to the questions I'm asking. Please, don't bother with "stop driving like an ass" or "pay the ticket, you baby" posts, they'll do no good here. Thanks in advance.
I have my court date coming up for my "no signal" ticket. http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/sh...t=ticket+notes
I've called the UBC RCMP 2 times to request a copy of the officer's notes for the violation, and have left messages for the constable both times. He's never gotten back to me. If he fails to provide me with a copy of his notes by the court date, that's grounds to drop the ticket, right?
I need his notes because:
- The views of the approach to the stop sign, and the stop line itself are pretty restricted from where he was. I need to know where he was, and what he saw.
- The motor vehicle act states:
"Signals on turning
170 (1) If traffic may be affected by turning a vehicle, a person must not turn it without giving the appropriate signal under sections 171 and 172.
(2) If a signal of intention to turn right or left is required, a driver must give it continuously for sufficient distance before making the turn to warn traffic."
1: It was an empty intersection with no moving traffic in any of the 3 directions. Thus, I wasn't really required to signal anyway, or did he see traffic that I didn't?
2: I still maintain that I signalled prior to the intersection, the MVA says I don't have to signal during the turn. If the officer based his accusation on my lack of signal after the stop sign (because the view of my approach would have been obstructed), then the ticket is not valid.
In any case, my main question is if I can get the charges dropped if he doesn't give me his notes.