Unsafe Move Lane or Shoulder in Ontario: How Traffic Paralegal Services Can Help
In Ontario, an Unsafe Move Lane or Shoulder ticket is issued under Section 154.1(a) of the Highway Traffic Act, which says:” A vehicle shall not be driven from one lane to another lane or to the shoulder unless the driver first ascertains that it can be done safely.”
This ticket can be received for violations relating to unsafe behaviours, such as abrupt lane changes without signalling, making a lane change over solid lines, and more.
Traffic Paralegal Services specializes in defending clients against these specific tickets. Engaging in an unsafe lane change in Ontario can have substantial consequences, but with our support, we can help you fight these charges effectively.
Behaviours Considered as Unsafe Moves:
- Changing Lanes Without Signaling: Failing to use proper indicators before changing lanes.
- Changing Lanes Over Solid Lines: Moving from one lane to another across a solid line, which is considered illegal.
- Abrupt or Reckless Lane Changes: Making sudden, unpredictable moves without regard for other motorists.
- Changing Lanes Near Intersections: Making a move too close to an intersection, potentially causing confusion and danger.
- Improper Use of the Shoulder: Utilizing the shoulder of the road for purposes other than what is legally allowed, such as passing other vehicles.
- Disrupting Traffic Flow: Causing disruption in the flow of traffic due to erratic or hasty lane changes.
- Failing to Yield Right-of-Way When Changing Lanes: Not allowing other drivers the proper right-of-way when performing a move.