Traffic Law Dictionary

Traffic Law Dictionary
Traffic law regulates the relative safety of pedestrians, drivers and passengers in the high-speed, high-risk world of motor vehicles.

Car versus Pedestrian Collisions

Car versus Pedestrian Collisions
The pedestrian does not always have the right of way.

Criminal Negligence and Dangerous Operation of Vessels

Criminal Negligence and Dangerous Operation of Vessels
Whether on water or land, the long arm of the law watches and acts against those that operate their vessel dangerously.

Driving Too Slow

Driving Too Slow
Just as with speeding, driving too slow can be a hazard to others and thus, is a traffic offence.

Hit and Run or Failure to Stop at Scene of an Accident

Hit and Run or Failure to Stop at Scene of an Accident
Hard to imagine a more cowardly act than a hit and run with a vehicle (or, dressed in the cryptic words of the statute, "failure to stop at scene of accident"), especially under circumstances where other persons may be hurt, be they cyclists, pedestrians or passengers. Canada's Parliament agrees and has prohibited this type of conduct in the nation's Criminal Code.

Impaired Driving and Breathalyzer Law

Impaired Driving and Breathalyzer Law
The too-frequent crime of impaired driving and related breathalyzer law, are frequent refrains at the local courthouse as the drunks, the dead and the injured are sorted.

Motor Vehicle Accidents: The Law

Motor Vehicle Accidents: The Law
What to do when a motor vehicle accident occurs: legal rights and responsibilities.

Motor Vehicle Cases

Motor Vehicle Cases
In the area of motor vehicle law, certain Court cases have helped shaped the law. Here, for your listening pleasure, are the Canada Motor Vehicle Cases - Greatest Hits.

Motorcycle Law: Collisions To Die For

Motorcycle Law: Collisions To Die For
Although the law refers to accidental contact between a motorcycle and a car or truck as a "collision", it is completely one-sided and always deadly to the motorcycle.

Motorcycle Law: Collisions To Die For, Part 2

Motorcycle Law: Collisions To Die For, Part 2
Part 2 of Motorcycle Law: Collisions To Die For, the law behind motorcycle-car & truck collisions.

Proper Lookout: The Driver's Constant Obligation

Proper Lookout: The Driver's Constant Obligation
A driver must always be able to prove that he or she was keeping a proper lookout in regards to his or her vehicle. Failure to do so exposes the driver to considerable liability in the event of any accident.

Speeding Law

Speeding Law
Go figure: you just can't floor the gas pedal.

Tailgating or Following Too Closely

Tailgating or Following Too Closely
Hard to find a traffic offence more common than tailgating.

The Law of Stop Signs

The Law of Stop Signs
Please come to a complete stop before proceeding with this article on stop sign law!