I was fined for the same offence, by two different officers, within 10 minutes
Remember the days when cops used to be out there to catch the bad guys and keep the streets safe? Now, are they nothing but tax collectors? Let us know what you think.
October 3, 2014 by Steve Payne
Watch out how you drive these days, folks. The cops, the vehicle safety officers in your province, everyone is after your wallet because you are trying to make a living in a commercial vehicle.
Here’s one from Jake.
“Our truck was pulled over, twice in 10 minutes. First time for failure to show current insurance slip, new one was in the mail still and had an email to prove it. 10 minutres later, fined for the same, even showing the ticket from 10 minutes earlier. So two fines for same thing, then because our driver disputed it, MTO officer says the breaks are not working proper. Just his word against the drivers, so another bigger fine. Did not even check the breaks, just gave a huge fine.
The truck had just been in for a safety one week prior BTW. So MTO calls this week, demanding truck be brought in, saying he had called where the work was done on the truck. Said the name of the garage, we say, truck has never been to that garage. He says, yes , I saw it there with the hood up, I called them and they agree your breaks are not working.
So we call this garage and they have no idea what the MTO officer is talking about!!! How do you fight these officers??!!! They lie, get away with giving out bogus fines and harassing small construction companies .”